Kenny Scharf Arrested, Asked for Autographs

April 22, 2013 | Marina Galperina

Kenny Scharf was arrested in Williamsburg in Friday night, Art Sucks reports. According to court info, he was charged with making graffiti, possession of a graffiti instrument, and some other small-time charge, but was released on his own recognizance, meaning he did not have to post bail.

Scharf posted the above signature squiggly snake on his Facebook page. “Just Spent 20 hours in 2 Brooklyn jails for this,” he wrote. The 55-year-old artist found fans in the NYPD, commenting:

Cops who arrested me were fans and wanted to talk about Exit Through the Gift Shop and even liked the tag. At the first holding cell in Williamsburg (there were only 5people in the cell) the police were googling me and asking about things like the tunnel nightclub.

It sucks to be arrested, but it’s not bad to be Scharf. It could be worse:

…the felons and thugs were all nice to me and i feel bad about their lives in and out of there constantly.