LOCAL>> Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide
Documentary made over 11 years – Scharf blasts into the 80s NYC arts scene
Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide was made over 11 years and features interviews and rare archival footage with Kenny Scharf, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Ed Ruscha, Dennis Hopper, Yoko Ono, Kaws, Marilyn Minter, and Jeffrey Deitch.
The documentary shows Scharf’s New York City arrival in the early 1980s where he quickly befriended Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. This trio, amongst the fervent creative bustle of a depressed downtown scene, would soon take the art world by storm. While Basquiat and Haring both died tragically young, Scharf lived through cataclysmic shifts in New York City and the art world.
Despite setbacks along the way, Scharf continues to follow his particular high-tone, technicolor artistic vision while growing public and critical appreciation for his earlier work has cemented his place as a pop art icon.
“KENNY SCHARF: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE is a lively, heartfelt appraisal of where his eye-candy funscapes, decorated objects, trash-repurposed sculptures, and performance art originated.”
– LA Times
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