Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide

    Genre
    Documentary
  • Runtime
    77 mins
  • Release Date
    2021
  • Countries
    USA, Brazil
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Directing/Writing team Max Basch and Malia Scharf's SXSW and Doc NYC Official Selection Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide was made over 11 years and features interviews and rare archival footage with renowned street artist Kenny Scharf - "one of the New York art world's biggest stars" (New York Times) - along with Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Ed Ruscha, Dennis Hopper, Yoko Ono, Kaws, Marilyn Minter, and Jeffrey Deitch. Film Threat raves, "This is the harrowing, heartbreaking, ultimately affirming story of Kenny Scharf, and I urge you to see it."
DIRECTED BY:
Max Basch, Malia Scharf
WRITTEN BY:
Max Basch, Malia Scharf
CAST INCLUDES:
Kenny Scharf, Jean Michel Basquiat, Irving Blum

SYNOPSIS

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.

Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide

    Genre
    Documentary
  • Runtime
    77 mins
  • Release Date
    2021
  • Countries
    USA, Brazil
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Max Basch, Malia Scharf
WRITTEN BY
Max Basch, Malia Scharf
CAST INCLUDES
Kenny Scharf, Jean Michel Basquiat, Irving Blum
Directing/Writing team Max Basch and Malia Scharf's SXSW and Doc NYC Official Selection Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide was made over 11 years and features interviews and rare archival footage with renowned street artist Kenny Scharf - "one of the New York art world's biggest stars" (New York Times) - along with Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Ed Ruscha, Dennis Hopper, Yoko Ono, Kaws, Marilyn Minter, and Jeffrey Deitch. Film Threat raves, "This is the harrowing, heartbreaking, ultimately affirming story of Kenny Scharf, and I urge you to see it."

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.