Paul Kasmin Presents Dual Exhibition of New Works and Iconic Paintings by Kenny Scharf

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NEW YORK, NY.- Paul Kasmin Gallery presents a two-fold exhibition of works by the renowned pop artist Kenny Scharf, on view at the gallery’s Chelsea locations from January 27th through February 26, 2011. NATURAFUTURA, a new series of large-scale paintings inspired by the surroundings of Scharf’s coastal studio in Bahia, Brazil will premiere at 293 Tenth Avenue, and THREE DOZEN!, a collection of his iconic donut paintings will be shown at 511 W. 27th Street. Born from the transitional zone where the jungle meets the sea, the paintings in NATURAFUTURA explore the richness of this landscape and humankind’s multilayered connections to it. In these paintings, Scharf uses his own visionary lens to bring forth images of a fragile paradise populated by vivid flora and fauna set against voluminous grounds of highly keyed, patterned color. While Scharf completed two of