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Kenny Scharf Arrested & NYPD Asks Him For Autographs

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KENNY SCHARF ARRESTED
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
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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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