Thursday, December 16, 2010

SCHARF MURAL


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.

62 comments:

  1. Great pictures! The colours in both your outfit and the wall behind are amazing!
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  4. The red jacket is totally amaze-balls.
    The Marc bag and the red jacket look fab together.
    Andddd your hair still makes me totally jealous.

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  5. hey...thankkkkk uuu soo muchhh... im super excited to have won the giveaway...I NEVER WIN1!!! hehe...

    i love this wall..ur in nyc too? this wall is like 10 mins from my house...

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  6. Wait so you didn't dress yourself for the occasion? It was fashion serendipity! I was going to comment on how the sheen of your jacket corresponded with the white highlights he does to add depth to the characters.

    I just worked on an exhibit featuring works inspired by comics, so this reminds me of it. The exhibit's called Party Crashers and is on display at the Artisphere in Rosslyn for the next time you're down here (until Feb 15).

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  8. What great pictures! And that wall is amazing. Thanks again for your comment and hope you find some amazing vintage you love soon!

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  9. what i like is that what you do is intelligent as well as aestethic as well as danced fashion somehow.. and ..you are a looker ,too.
    congrats on the concept!

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  10. Amazing!!!! I love how your outfit jives so well with the mural.

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  11. Beautiful outfit and the art is bold and colorful! I also love his quote! xoxoxoxoo

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  12. This is so cool! I love the background. Great outfit, as well.

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  13. Lovely post -the wall is really special. Great holidays/ Eva

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  14. omgg what a cheerful wall!!
    love it and your red jacket <3

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  15. wow, that is a seriously awesome mural!

    also, i'm totally loving your red jacket!

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  18. I love these photos, that mural and your blog's concept of showing great art alongside great fashion. It's really cool and unique and eye-opening!

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  19. That red leather jacket look so amazing and beautiful background by the way

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