Walking along Houston the other night, I was delighted to come across the new Kenny Scharf mural at the intersection of the Bowery. This famous wall has been home to work by Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, and Os Gemeos in the past, and, most recently, an illegal tribute to the late Dash Snow.
Scharf is a multimedia artist, who was a fixture in the 1980s East Village scene, along with artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
He uses cartoon characters, whether appropriated, or of his own creation, to make his work accessible and instantly recognizable.
One very important and guiding principle to my work is to reach out beyond the elitist boundaries of fine art and connect to popular culture through my art.--Kenny Scharf
I loved how the bold colors and black outline in the mural corresponded to what I was wearing: a vintage leather jacket, vintage leopard silk blouse, H&M scarf, Uniqlo jeans, BCBG boots, and a Marc bag. These photos were taken by Kathy on site in the East Village.
FINALLY, the winner of the CSN stores giveaway was Prutha! Thank you to everyone who dropped by and left a comment. Look for another giveaway soon.