Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide

When Kenny Scharf arrived in NYC in the early 1980’s, he quickly met and befriended Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat; There, amongst the fervent creative bustle of a depressed downtown scene the trio would soon change the way we think about art, the world, and ourselves. But unlike Haring and Basquiat, who both died tragically young, Kenny lived through cataclysmic shifts in the East Village as well as the ravages of AIDS and economic depression.
'When Worlds Collide' is about the art of fun, about living life out loud, despite setbacks, and about Kenny Scharf’s particular do-it- yourself, high-tone, technicolor artistic vision.

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Credits

Directors:

Malia Scharf, Max Basch

Executive Producer:

Simone Haggiag, Giancarlo Canavesio

Producer:

David Koh, Dan Braun

Screenwriter:

Malia Scharf, Max Basch

Cinematographer:

Nathan Meier, Bec Stupak

Editor:

Max Basch

Principal Cast:

Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Kaws, Marilyn Minter, Jeffery Deitch, Robert Williams, Irving Blum

Contact

Publicity Contact:

David Koh
curatorialdk@gmail.com
646 673 5163

Sales Agent:

David Koh

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary, Family, History, Hybrid, LGBTQ

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

Brazil, United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

77 mins