KENNY SCHARF’S NEW GRAFFITI MURAL PROJECT IN MOBILE ALABAMA

May 16, 2013  |  art, Streets

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Few people would accuse Mobile Alabama of being a forward-thinking cultural center, but that's nothing a visit from living Pop Art legend and Supertouch buddy Kenny Scharf can't fix. As part of the city's Center For The Living Arts' current "Futures Project" which "examines future possibilities for the Gulf Coast through art," Scharf swept into town in his far-out "JetStones" (Jetsons x Flintstones)-bedazzled 1959 Cadillac with a trunk packed with spray paint to embellish the center with a wraparound graffiti mural featuring his trademark psychedelic characters. The results were as blissed out and "kolorful" as Kenny at a Halloween blacklight party, and the inside of the gallery got a dose of color as well with a recreation of his dayglo "Cosmic Cavern" installation, a vintage Cadillac painting, and the Caddy itself which now has the safest parking spot in the city. If you're currently "Southern by the Grace of God," trust us, this is a must-see show. It might be a long time before this much New York goes that far South again...

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