Kenny Scharf

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of Walt Disney’s iconic Mickey Mouse and his influence on popular culture throughout the globe, Mickey: The True Original Exhibition is an exuberant tribute to the beloved, famed mouse. Featuring artworks in a range of media — including: painting, comic art, yarn bombing, sculpture and installation art — in a labyrinth-like setting, the pop-up exhibition continues through February 10 at 60 10th Avenue in the Meatpacking District. Pictured above is Keith Haring‘s rendition of Mickey Mouse. Several more images from Mickey: The True Original Exhibition follow:

The legendary Kenny Scharf, Cosmic Cavern, close-up, inspired by Mickey Mouse watch

Brooklyn-based Katherine Bernhardt, 99Cent Hot Dog, close-up 

Japanese Pop Art pioneer Keiichi Tanaami, Mickey’s Japan Tourism

LA-based multimedia artist Michael John Kelly, Toon Town

Brooklyn-based fiber artist London Kaye

Mickey: The True Original Exhibition is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am – 8pm. To enter  you must have a ticket purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Photo credits: 1, 2 & 6 Lois Stavsky; 3, 4 & 5 Houda Lazrak

Note: Hailed in a range of media from WideWalls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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Among the diverse works on display in Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s at the Whitney Museum are several by artists whose contributions to the graffiti and street art movement have been monumental. Pictured above is LNAPRK by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Here are several more:

Keith Haring, Untitled, Fiber-tipped pen on synthetic leather

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 Martin Wong, Closed, Acrylic on canvas; the artist’s extensive graffiti collection was the subject of City as Canvas at the Museum of the City of  New York in 2014

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Kenny Scharf, When the Worlds Collide, Oil and spray paint on canvas against wallpaper adapted from Keith Haring mural at the Pop Shop

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Kenny Scharf, close-up 

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Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s continues through May 14 at the Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort Street in the Meat Packing District. Check here for hours. Admission is Pay-What-You-Wish on Friday’s, 7-10 pm.

Photos by Lois Stavsky

Note: Hailed in a range of media from Wide Walls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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This is the sixth in a series of occasional posts featuring images of New York City’s doors that sport everything from tags and stickers to sophisticated images.

Elbow Toe

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RAE

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Dain, Dee Dee and more

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Kenny Scharf

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And seen awhile back, Art Is Trash

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 Photo credits: 1, 2 & 4 Tara Murray; 3 Dani Reyes Mozeson & 5 Lois Stavsky

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For the past week, Kenny Scharf has been at work on a massive mural along Third Avenue in the Bathgate section of the Bronx.  Replete with the artist’s colorful, fanciful characters, the artwork brings vibrancy and intrigue to this central Bronx neighborhood. Here are a few more images we captured yesterday:

A small segment of huge, block-long mural

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Another segment

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Yet another fragment

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And eleven-year old Jadeden — who has been mesmerized daily by Kenny’s work — sharing one of his artworks

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Visible from the Cross Bronx Expressway, this mural was produced in collaboration with Krinos Foods and coordinated by KM Fine Arts.

An exhibit of Kenny Scharf‘s works remains on view at the Nassau County Museum of Art, where he will be painting live on Sunday, June 19, 12-4 p.m.

Photo credits: 1 Lois Stavsky; 2-5 City-as-School intern Sol Raxlen

Note: Hailed in a range of media from the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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This is the fifth in an occasional series featuring images of New York City’s doors that sport everything from tags and stickers to sophisticated images.

Beau Stanton on the Bowery, close-up

"Beau Stanton"

EKG in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

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Kenny Scharf in Manhattan

"Kenny Scharf"

Pyramid Oracle on the Lower East Side, close-up

"Pyramid Oracle"

Cost and Enx in Tribeca

"cost and enx"

Michael De Feo on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

"Michael De Feo"

Good and Shiddy in Bushwick, Brooklyn

"good and shoddy"

Photos: 1, 4 & 5, Lois Stavsky; 2, 3, 6 & 7, Dani Reyes Mozeson

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"Wallplay"

Curated by the brand WAT­AAH!, Taking Back the Streets is a dazzling celebration of street art in honor of Drink Up, an initiative of the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA).  On exhibit at Wallplay, 118 Orchard Street, through today — Tuesday, March 4 –  is a range of enticing artworks inspired by the Drink Up water drop logo. Here’s a small sampling of what can be seen at Wallplay, before the exhibit travels to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Miami:

Kenny Scharf

"Kenny Scharf"

Maya Hayuk

"Maya Hayak"

Damien Mitchell

"Damien Mitchell"

Lichiban

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Swoon

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And on the streets — on Jersey and Lafayette — Metro Zu

"Metro zu"

All photos of images by Dani Reyes Mozeson; Metro Zu in SoHo by Lois Stavsky

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This is the third in an occasional series of artwork on NYC shutters by both local artists and those visiting from abroad:

Phlegm — in from Sheffield, UK — in the East Village

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Brooklyn-based Never in Astoria, Queens

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NYC-based Faust’s tribute to Sure RIP in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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Meres at 5Pointz in Long Island City, Queens

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Germany’s Most and Flying Fortress at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

Most and Flying Fortress

NYC’s Ozbe at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

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Veteran artist Kenny Scharf on the Lower East Side

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Grad of Smart Crew in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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The legendary Tracy168 at West Farms in the Bronx

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Photos by Lenny Collado, Dani Mozeson, Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky

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Notoriously difficult canvases, NYC shutters continue to attract both global and local artists. Here are a few current ones:

Bristol native Nick Walker in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District

"Nick Walker stencils on NYC shutter"

"Nick Walker stencil art on NYC shutter"

More after the jump!

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