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Kenny Scharf

When the Worlds Collide


Kenny Scharf, When the Worlds Collide, 1984  84.44
Kenny Scharf, When the Worlds Collide, 1984. Oil, synthetic polymer, and enamel spray paint on canvas, 122 × 209 1/4 in. (309.9 x 531.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Edward R. Downe, Jr. and Eric Fischl  84.44
© 2010 Kenny Scharf / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


In this video, artist Kenny Scharf discusses When the Worlds Collide (1984)—a painting he made in the studio of his friend Keith Haring. He cites pop culture, science fiction, and fun as influences in creating the work.