'Red Happy Guy' Facemask by Kenny Scharf, 2021
6 x 9.5 Inches (package)
Full color dye sublimation print on front. 83% Poly, 17% Spandex.
100% cotton lining on back.
Hand-wash and dry flat.
Comes new in original, unopened packaging.
Plate-signed by the artist on tag.
American artist Kenny Scharf is a sketch and installment specialist. His powerful works just seem to ooze with visually creative ideas, most of them taking inspiration from pop culture and comics. For the past 30 years, Mr. Scharf has always strived “to produce the best work possible every time.” Through his work, Kenny Scharf aims to reach beyond the boundaries set by fine art and connect with popular culture. The 60-year-old artist believes that it is an artist’s social responsibility to engage others in a thought process that brings art into everyday life, thereby enhancing the quality of everyday experiences. Even though his artistic attitude is serious to some extent, there is also some humor concealed within his work.
His love of “Peanuts” ultimately inspired him to partake in the “Peanuts Global Artist Collective” projective. As a child, Scharf identified most with Charlie Brown and claims to have had a next-door neighbor like Lucy Van Pelt.