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Kenny Scharf Arrested & NYPD Asks Him For Autographs

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Artist Kenny Scharf attends the opning of the '7 For All Mankind' boutique hosted by Vogue August 14, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) | Getty Images

One of NYC's own living art legends, Kenny Scharf was arrested in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Friday night for spray painting a black and white cartoon drawing of a snake in his signature style on private property.

Kenny is one of the last of a dying breed of graffiti artist-cum-art stars of the 1980s, and arresting him for graffiti at this point is almost laughable. I can only speculate that the ultra-high police presence, in connection with the entire city of Boston being in lockdown may have had New York's Finest a little more hypervigilant than usual.

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