Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pop Artist Kenny Scharf makes his mark on Salem

Internationally renowned pop artist Kenny Scharf came to Salem on May 14 and 15 to paint a very cool mural on the Museum Place Garage.  The mural began on the Brown Street facade on the 14th and on the 15th he added a face to the New Liberty Street facade, and then connected the two with a green creature.

Somebody describe the mural as "Donut Eating Giggle Worms."  That's not Scharf's title, but we think it's a good name for these fun characters. 

Here are a few pictures from the installation. 

The view from Brown Street
The view from New Liberty Street

The view from Essex Street

Scharf at work

The mural began with the orange "guy" in the center.  He is, most appropriately, "Halloween Orange"


Scharf (on right) reviewing his work.