Basquiat, Haring, Scharf
Opera Gallery is pleased to present Basquiat, Haring and Scharf, a selection of more than 36 works by the three American artists in our Hong Kong space.
The “three musketeers” of New York’s East Village have each in their own way tried to renew figuration, creating three very recognisable styles. Despite their rivalry, these artists are much more complementary than one might think at first sight. Through their aesthetic claims it is in fact the societal ideals that they have sought to represent in their own and shared struggles. Through their friendship, they fought against the elitism of art, racism and disease, by bringing a form of activism in their works.
Opera Gallery seeks to offer visitors and collectors a visual immersive experience to present these three artists, their ideas and their works.
Kenny Scharf, Botox Jungle, 2004
Oil, acrylic, silkscreen on canvas with artist frame
294,6 x 221 cm | 116 x 87 in
Kenny Scharf, We're melting together Night and Day, 2017
Oil, acrylic and diamond dust on canvas
365,8 x 731,5 cm | 144 x 288 in
Kenny Scharf, Headblox, 2016
Oil on canvas
304,8 x 228,6 cm | 120 x 90 in
Kenny Scharf, Come N' Get it
Acrylic and spray paint on linen
81,3 x 142,9 cm | 32 x 56.3 in
Keith Haring, Untitled, June 10, 1984
Acrylic on canvas
238,8 x 477,5 cm | 94 x 188 in
Keith Haring, For Honda, 1987
White marker on black paper
62,5 x 48 cm | 24.6 x 18.9 in