Kenny Scharf’s Donuts

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Pink Frosted Donut with Chocolate Sprinkles Over a Desert Landscape, 2011. Oil on linen.

White Frosted Cruller at Dawn, 2011. Oil on linen.

Kenny Scharf, Powder Donut in Space, 2011. Oil on linen.

Kenny Scharf, Chocolate Chocolate!, 2011. Oil on linen.

Pink Frosted Donut with Chocolate Sprinkles Over a Desert Landscape, 2011. Oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches

Glazed Cruller in Space, 2011. Oil on linen.

Donut at Dawn, 2011. Oil on linen

Chocolate Donut with Sprinkles on a Lovely Day, 2011. Oil on linen.

Kenny Scharf’s Donuts

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Sometime in prehistory someone dropped flour into oil and the ancestor of the doughnut was born. Beloved by many, these sweet doughy rings fried in fat have always elicited strong feeling of novelty and simplicity  – a sentiment that has made them cultural artefacts. Old-school street artist/ new-school pop artist Kenny Scharf has a long history of painting donuts – his portraits of them floating in surreal landscapes celebrate the formidable legacy of these doughy delicacies.

Kenny’s paintings were exhibited last year at New York’s Paul Kasmin Gallery in collab with New York company Doughnut Plant  who made organic doughnuts inspired by the work.