TOTAH Gallery recently opened a new space on the Lower East Side. To mark the occasion, painter and street artist, Kenny Scharf created a mural on the gallery facade at 183 Stanton St. Here’s more from the press release:
PAINT B Q welcomes Scharf back to his early downtown dregs and initiates TOTAH in the hallowed Lower East Side rite of muraled storefront security gates. Born in Hollywood, CA, Scharf escaped east in the late 70s, leaving Los Angeles for the restless energy of NYC, where he joined Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring in redefining New York nightlife and culture, from Club 54 to the Palladium… Located just around the corner from one of Scharf’s early murals, PAINT B Q revisits Kenny’s old, historic digs, the now newly-tamed wilderness of the LES, while also coming full cycle to pay homage to Edward Totah, David Totah’s late uncle, a pioneering dealer who championed and showed Scharf’s work in the early 90s in London.
Here’s some video (via instagram) of the artist at work.