After 30 years of smooth sailing the he renowned street artist, Kenny Scharf, was arrested early Saturday morning in Brooklyn. Scharf said to Hyperallergic.com, “The reason why I got caught was I had a guy filming and I assumed wrongly that he was watching out for me. When I’m alone doing that I never get caught. I got caught because I trusted someone I shouldn’t have.”
After being help in Williamsburg until 9 or 10am, Scharf was transferred to downtown Brooklyn booking were things were anything but comfortable for the street artist.
“There was vomit and shit everywhere, disgusting, and people were sick, mentally ill. I didn’t get abused by anybody this time, but the whole experience was pretty horrible, and it has gone more downhill from thirty years ago,” he says. ”They were bringing the kids in chained together. They were bringing people in and packing them in like sardines. They didn’t give you toilet paper for those who had to take a shit in front of other people.” – Kenny Scharf on Hyperallergic.com
Don’t do the crime if you cant do the time Scharf!