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Almine Rech

Portrait of Kenny Scharf, 2021
Portrait of Michael Kagan, 2022

© Kenny Scharf / © Michael Kagan - Photo: Elisabet Davidsdottir - Courtesy of the Artists and Almine Rech

Artists Kenny Scharf and Michael Kagan donate works to the amfAR Gala 2024

Artists Kenny Scharf and Michael Kagan donate works to the 30th anniversary amfAR Gala and Auction, on Thursday, May 23 , 2024

Kenny Scharf (b. 1958, United States) is a renowned artist affiliated with the 1980’s East Village Art movement in New York. Scharf developed a distinct and uniquely personal artistic style in paintings as well as sculpture, alongside his mentor Andy Warhol, and contemporaries like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring with whom he pioneered contemporary street art. 
Scharf will take part in a special six-day amfAR Gala Cannes artist residency, creating a unique quadriptych on the event grounds to be auctioned off during the gala.

Michael Kagan is a Brooklyn-based artist known for producing oil paintings with large, expressive brush strokes. His dramatic paintings depict humans pushing the limits of nature through physical stamina and technology. Michael uses thick, deliberate brush strokes that convey a decisive hand and the power of his subject matter. 

Kenny Scharf
Untitled, 2024
Spray paint on canvas
213.3 x 609.6 cm, 84 x 240 in
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Michael Kagan
Schumacher, 2024
Oil and enamel on linen
182.88 x 243.84, 72 x 96 in
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