A select exhibition in a private gallery
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Kenny Scharf creates the stuff of candy-coated nightmares. One of the foremost street artists of the 1980s, the Los Angeles native and onetime Keith Haring collaborator is best known for smiling, bug-eyed figures that blend nostalgia for Saturdaymorning cartoons with a hint of menace. His latest work includes paintings that stack blocky Smurf-like faces one atop the other like brickwork. His wall assemblages emit the same acid colors as everything else he makes, and one series turns the bulky back ends of old televisions into “TV Bax”—a menagerie of playful, snub-nosed beasts. Happily, some artists never grow up. At Honor Fraser, 2622 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 837-0191. Prices range from $38,000 to $225,000.