• Kenny Scharf
    Kenny Scharf
  • Paul Kasmin Gallery, Kenny Scharf's "KOLORS"
    Paul Kasmin Gallery, Kenny Scharf's "KOLORS"
  • Kenny Scharf
    Kenny Scharf
  • Francesco Clemente, Kenny Scharf, Alba Clemente
    Francesco Clemente, Kenny Scharf, Alba Clemente
  • KAWS, Kenny Scharf / Glenn O'Brien, Gina Nanni
    KAWS, Kenny Scharf / Glenn O'Brien, Gina Nanni
  • Carmen D'Alessio / Leah Matthews
    Carmen D'Alessio / Leah Matthews
  • Carolina Schultz, Spencer Zahm / Malia & Kenny Scharf
    Carolina Schultz, Spencer Zahm / Malia & Kenny Scharf
  • Sante D'Orazio, Vincent Fremont, Shelly Dunn
    Sante D'Orazio, Vincent Fremont, Shelly Dunn
  • Alex Lang, Amar Sing / Erik Parker
    Alex Lang, Amar Sing / Erik Parker
  • Fab Five Freddy, Steven Hager, Larry Love / Laurence Chandler, Harif Guzman
    Fab Five Freddy, Steven Hager, Larry Love / Laurence Chandler, Harif Guzman
  • Atarah Valentine, Chris Ramirez
    Atarah Valentine, Chris Ramirez
  • Marcia Resnick, Kenny Scharf / Eric Schmalenberger
    Marcia Resnick, Kenny Scharf / Eric Schmalenberger
  • Brian Atwood, Pippa Cohen / Adam Dare, Kennedy Yanko
    Brian Atwood, Pippa Cohen / Adam Dare, Kennedy Yanko
  • Mackenzie Lee / Bethanie Brady, Susi Kenna
    Mackenzie Lee / Bethanie Brady, Susi Kenna
  • Alex Heinberg, Mark France, Joe Arias
    Alex Heinberg, Mark France, Joe Arias
  • Kenny Scharf / Edward Akrout, Baroness Allegra Van Zuylen
    Kenny Scharf / Edward Akrout, Baroness Allegra Van Zuylen
  • After party at The High Line Room
    After party at The High Line Room
  • André Balazs, Kenny Scharf and Paul Kasmin
    André Balazs, Kenny Scharf and Paul Kasmin
  • Margherita Missoni
    Margherita Missoni
  • Kenny Scharf and a balloon-bearing guest
    Kenny Scharf and a balloon-bearing guest
  • Glow-in-the-dark doughnuts from Doughnut Plant
    Glow-in-the-dark doughnuts from Doughnut Plant
  • They're safe, we swear!
    They're safe, we swear!
  • Glow in the dark, not in your mouth
    Glow in the dark, not in your mouth
  • José Parlá enjoys a doughnut
    José Parlá enjoys a doughnut
  • Erin Baldinger, Gabriel Rivera Barraza and friend
    Erin Baldinger, Gabriel Rivera Barraza and friend
  • Douglas Friedman and Brad Fisher
    Douglas Friedman and Brad Fisher
  • Michael Gobo
    Michael Gobo
  • Joao Moraes and Thomas Whiteside
    Joao Moraes and Thomas Whiteside
  • Alex Olson and Charles Smith
    Alex Olson and Charles Smith
  • The donut mobile will be outside The Standard on the weekends
    The donut mobile will be outside The Standard on the weekends
  • Varenka Ruiz, Roberto Monticello, Jade Moyano,
    Varenka Ruiz, Roberto Monticello, Jade Moyano,

Kenny Scharf's 'Kolorful' Opening

Our Vine-assisted coverage of his opening and after-party, and some excerpts from our new book. PLUS! Standard Culture hitches a ride in the doughnut mobile
Apr 05 2013

Color was the operative word last night at the opening of Kenny Scharf’s new show, “Kolors,” at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea, which featured a smorgasbord of retinal delights, from eye-popping canvases to glow-in-the-dark doughnuts from Doughnut Plant, which were far more delicious than that sounds. A cross section of the New York art world turned out to toast the artist, including Francisco Clemente, Sante d’Orazio, Margherita Missoni and KAWS, packing into the gallery before heading over to the black-lit after-bash at The Standard, High Line (a nod to Kenny’s infamous Cosmic Caverns). Check out all the party pics here!

While most guests took a conventional taxi downtown, Kenny steered his pimped-out donut mobile. Our very own Stan D’Arde rode shotgun for the 13 block journey, which ended at Stan’s usual VIP parking spot, right in front of the revolving doors. Scharf’s donut dispenser will remain in the plaza for the next month selling Doughnut Planet’s glow-in-the-dark wares.

Check out Stan D’arde’s “Vine-y” experience below …

The show at Paul Kasmin

Kenny leaving the gallery

En route to The Standard


The Latest from Standard Press, ‘Kolors’
Hopefully, you had a chance to see Scharf’s “Squirtz” sculpture at The Standard High Line Plaza before he was moved to the gallery. He was part of the show, the making of which was documented in our latest book from Standard Press. In partnership with Damiani and Paul Kasmin Gallery, and on sale today, the catalogue is a collective imprint of Scharf’s new work for the exhibition, documenting his process, his studio, and his inspirations, and has a forward by Jeffrey Deitch. Kenny describes the book as “basically, the past year of my life.” And it’s all here, NOW!

Excerpt from “Kolors”

Excerpt from “Kolors”


Some Extra Goodies
As a homage to Kenny’s legendary SoHo storefront, Scharf Shack, we’ve Kenny’d up our own Shop, where you can purchase the following limited-edition items:

• Kenny Scharf custom Allejandro Ingelmo sneakers, which are available for pre-order today
• Custom Kenny “pot”-tery, which are for, um, “decor purposes only”
• Custom Kenny T-Shirts


Check out Kenny’s doughnut mobile outside The Standard, High Line, Thursday - Saturday night, from 7-11pm.


Party photos by BFA