Kenny Scharf (b. 1958, United States) is an American painter known for his participation in New York City’s interdisciplinary East Village art scene during the 1980s, alongside Jean Michel-Basquiat and Keith Herring. Scarf do-it-yourself practice spanned painting, sculpture, fashion, video, performance art, and street art. Growing up in post-World War II Southern California, Scharf was fascinated by television and the future promise of modern design. His works often include pop culture, such as the Flinstones, or the Jetsons, or caricatures of middle-class Americans in apocalyptic science fiction setting.