Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide
July 3 4:10 pm
Feature Documentary | 2020 | USA | 77 min | Directed by Malia Scharf, Max Basch
Artist Kenny Scharf emerged from the New York street art scene alongside the likes of Jean Michel Basquait and Keith Haring.
Scharf’s artwork – often luminescent in its colours reflecting a childhood immersed in pop culture, cartoons, and plastics – is a joy to see.
Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide traces his art and life to the present, in a documentary that is by turns fascinating, moving, and poignant, providing an in-depth insight into Scharf’s visionary, brilliant imagination and the works he continues to create.
Shifting perfectly between archive footage and contemporary interviews, the film – like its subject – is inspirational.
“I urge you to see it.” Film Threat
“Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide packs a lot of detail, warmth, and intelligence into a small package, leaving no stones unturned.” – The Gate
Screens with the short film Painting By Numbers.