The curation of more than 30 artworks from three era-defining American artists has been unveiled, exploring the vernacular and radical artistic dialogue which existed between the creatives.
Described by Scharf himself as a friendly rivalry, the New York art scene of the 80s was one of the most prolific to date with a considerable impact on the popular culture of the time. With the opening of the Opera Gallery’s exhibition, curators explore the life and work of the self-proclaimed “three musketeers” of street art, championing both the individuality and common ground shared by each artist, including the mutual ideal that art should be universal and accessible to the youth.
Formatted over three-floors, visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to witness both familiar and less-noticed works by the creators off of the screen and in real life, each piece entirely individual and identifiable in terms of the artists, yet alluringly cohesive to the other work on show.
The exhibition serves as a love letter to one of the most heavily referenced artistic movements in history sure to attract large scale crowds in the city. Here for a limited time only, it is certainly an unmissable event.
by Ben Sanderson
“Basquiat, Haring, Scharf” is open now until 30th April