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STEVE KAUFMAN f o r m e r a s s i s t a n t t o A n d y Wa r h o l

An Exclusive Collection One of the most famous names in Pop Art sadly passed away in 2010. Solely representing his Pop Art creations for over ten years in London, we're able to present some of his most iconic works for sale.

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Ali - 1996 Olympic Uniqe edition - Signed as Ali & Cassius Clay Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 50” x 50”

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Vegas Crooner Unique - Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 47” x 37”

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Vegas Hand Unique - Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 38” x 38”

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Wonderwoman Unique Original - Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 47” x 47”

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Elvis - Unique - Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 47” x 47”

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I Love London - Limited Edition Signed Kaufman Original Silkscreen on Canvas 40” x 40”

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I Love Times Square - Limited Edition Signed Kaufman Original Silkscreen on Canvas 40” x 40”

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Madonna - Unique - Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 47” x 38”

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Barbie - Pink. Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 48” x 42”

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Picasso Matador - Unique - Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 48” x 42”

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Einstein Red - Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 47” x 47”

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The Beatles - Unique Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 54” x 24”

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Ed Sullivan Beatles - Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 47” x 38”

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Fighter Pilot - Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 48” x 48”

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WHAAM! - Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 48” x 48”

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Bruce Springsteen Unique Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 40” x 60”

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Marilyn Hollywood Unique signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 47” x 47”

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Benjamin Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 38” x 24”


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New $100 Bill – Jackson Pollack Style: Unique 20” x 46” (51 x 117 cm)


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Marilyn Signature Limited Edition Signed Kaufman en verso Original Silkscreen on Canvas Hand Embellished 40” x 40”

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In 1995, I got a phone call from a fine art buyer for Barclays Bank, asking how much Steve Kaufman’s comic book 5’ x 5’ superheroes paintings were selling for. I told him $5,000 each. He started to curse me out, because he worked on commission and my painting was to replace a one million dollar painting. He was forced to buy five paintings from me by an executive at Barclays Bank in London. The total of that sale was $25,000. Today, those paintings are worth $25,000 each. The one million dollar painting he was supposed to buy has dropped in price by 25 percent. – Russell Singler, Art Dealer, London, England

Marilyn Kicks Back: Original 34” x 48” (86 x 122 cm)


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The Life of Steve Kaufman

1968

Sponsored by a Jewish temple in the Bronx, creates Holocaust paintings which were later donated to the Jewish Holocaust Museum in Brooklyn.

1972

Works for Macy’s painting dog and cat faces on pet rocks.

1975

Participates in group graffiti show at Whitney Museum.

1978-81

Enrolls in the School of Visual Arts. Meets Andy Warhol and becomes his assistant at the Factory. Designs theme parties at Studio 54, The Mud Club, Underground and Magique. Sells his art to Calvin Klein and Steve Rubell. Meets Keith Haring at School of Visual Arts (SVA) show. Participates in group show at Club 57 with Haring.

1982

Creates graphics for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Graduates from School of Visual Arts (SVA) with a BFA. Holds art shows at the Air Gallery in London, White Freud and Fiorucci store window in NYC.

1983-1985

Arrested with AIDS demonstrators for chain-locking New York City’s mayor in his office. Exhibits Sex, Rock & Roll at Off Centre Gallery in London.

1986-88

Forms SAK Studio. Begins campaign for AIDS awareness with art shows featuring paintings of Trojan Condom wrappers measuring 5 feet by 5 feet. Condom art exhibit shown at Main Fine Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Zanzibar Club and the Smith Gallery.

1989-1990

Opens Art Studio. Hires New York City homeless. Paints portraits of three homeless people for Transportation Display, Inc. Portraits are shown in 46 cities on bus billboards, helping raise $4.72 million to benefit the homeless. Completes unfinished portraits for Andy Warhol clients. Trojan Condoms/Carter Wallace sponsors 5000 AIDS awareness buttons to be given away in Greenwich Village and at an art auction for amfAR. Paints first Racial Harmony Mural in Harlem to bring awareness to inner city problems. Show at White Gallery, where all art was covered in black cloth in memory of those who died of AIDS. This show developed the concept for the “Day Without Art” tribute. Show at Loft Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

1991-92

Completes 55 Racial Harmony Murals in the New York City area with Malcolm X images. Appears on Fox TV, MTV and various radio stations to speak out on racial harmony. Accepts award as Underground Artist of the Year. Paints Mickey Mantle’s portrait for Mantle’s Restaurant. Paints Joe Frazier’s portrait to raise money for Police Athletic League. Creates AIDS Memorial in New York City. Drapes red fabric over the letter “D” on the Hollywood Sign in remembrance of everyone who has died of AIDS. Art collected by Spike Lee, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Dee Williams, Eddie Murphy and Larry Mullen of U2.


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1993-94

Art Studio moves to Los Angeles, California. Starts a new style called “Comic Book Pop Art.” Uses original paintings of Superheroes—Superman, Batman, Spider Man, to name a few—as the icons. Hires more than 100 Los Angeles ex-gang kids from prison to assist him in the studio.

1995

Published works for Martin Lawrence Limited Editions. Hand paints limited editions, giving new meaning to hand-embellishment. Creates limited editions of Beethoven, which sold out and Marilyn Monroe, breaking all sales records for a new artist. Creates portraits of Muhammad Ali and John Travolta, who autographed their editions. First artist to form a bridge between Marvel Comics (Spider Man) and DC Comics (Superman.) Works with Stan Lee, who autographed the editions.

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Works with Los Angeles “South Central” parole officers. Hires more than 200 kids from prison to work in the studio. Receives award from Los Angeles Mayor Riordan. Increases charity work to include 100 different charities.

1996

Contacts the Sinatra Family about painting Mr. Sinatra’s portrait. Campbell’s asks Steve to paint a limited edition to mark Campbell’s Soup’s 100th Anniversary. Paints Ali’s face on 500 boxing gloves, demonstrating that art doesn’t have to be on canvas. By now, 325 kids have worked for the Art Studio and 85% have gone on to a better way of life. Paints two Harley-Davidson motorcycles: one a Campbell’s Soup theme and the other a Cohiba Cigar theme. Later, the gas tank of the latter was hand-signed by Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Creates Ali portrait for the 1996 Olympics. Ali signs the edition for the first time with both his Muslim name, Muhammad Ali and his birth name, Cassius Clay.

1997-98

Tina Sinatra features Kaufman’s portraits of Frank Sinatra on Larry King’s CNN show. Holds art shows in Japan and Amsterdam. Has boxing exhibition versus Don Diego, a European boxing champion. After some minor controversy, Kaufman is awarded a win. Paints a Harley-Davidson motorcycle for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. The bike is driven around Dodger Stadium before each game and televised to millions of homes. By now, has hired 546 ex-gang kids and homeless. Supports more than 175 charities

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Has a cardiac episode and a motorcycle accident. Quoted afterwards: “I’m truly blessed to be doing what I’ve always wanted — TO CREATE. I have found a freedom that is hard to put into words. I always wondered about my projects—which artists are working on what and which directions should I take? I don’t even think of those things now. I passionately go into my studio and ask myself: What would I like to create today?” Releases Sinatra’s Rat Pack and Mug Shot, Al Pacino as The Godfather and Scarface, New York City’s radio shock jock icon Howard Stern, Barbie and two new Marilyn Monroe editions. Releases Van Gogh and Picasso in a new style 100% hand-painted edition, which gives new meaning to the hand-embellishment process.


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2001

Continues to support more than 170 charities each year. Has hired 759 ex-gang kids to date to work in the studio. Creates two new styles called “Portrait Collage” and “Museum Art,” thus becoming his 14th and 15th distinct style, comparable in number only to Picasso’s many different styles. “Portrait Collage” style is emphasized in his Rat Pack, Hollywood Marilyn, Van Gogh and Jackie Kennedy by adding a collage of images to the main portrait. “Museum Art” includes a September 11th Memorial Painting, which was a tribute to the heroes of the World Trade Center attacks. Created a 20’ x 500’ series of paintings to commemorate the 35-year history of Caesar’s Palace. Both hung at Caesar’s for all to enjoy. Created a 10’ Fender guitar for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Donated Princess Diana portrait to Elton John AIDS Foundation. Starts new program placing paintings of his icon images in public places around the country for all to enjoy. Includes a Muhammad Ali in Brooklyn’s famous Gleason’s Boxing Gym, a Sinatra portrait to Hofstra University, a Marilyn to the Foundation Fighting Blindness and gifted a painting to David Letterman to inspire heart recovery. Exhibitions in New York, Las Vegas and Maui.

2003

Suffers a major stroke following Art Expo, New York. Barely recovers to do exhibition in Las Vegas hosted by Robin Leach. Honored by Mayor Oscar Goodman, officially declaring May 21, 2003, Steve Kaufman Day in Las Vegas. Also honored by Nevada Senator Ensign and Nevada Governor Guinn for his philanthropic donations over the years. In December, meets President Clinton at his Office in Harlem for a holiday party for artists whose art hangs in his private office collection. Donated art to and participated in Love Ride with Jay Leno and Peter Fonda for the 10th straight year.

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Creates and releases President Clinton’s portrait. Donates many suites and all proceeds from his sales to “Give Kids A Break.” Feeling ill again, curtails his painting and exhibition schedule.

2005

Introduced “Uniques,” which are multiple originals of his most famous Icons: Marilyn, The Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Einstein, etc. Exhibitions in New York, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Maui. Donates 100% of his proceeds from a $100,000 gallery sale to “Give Kids A Break.” Pope John Paul II accepts painting of himself to hang in his private office at The Vatican. Paints portraits of Lance Armstrong that are displayed in galleries during Tour de France. Created painting and limited edition to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Created paintings of Mercedes SLR McLaren to honor the 100th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz.

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Feeling healthier, drastically increases his exhibition schedule with New York, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Denver, Santa Fe, Rancho Mirage, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Key West and Maui. Introduces “Mini-Heart Paintings” as gifts to all kids who attend his shows and free framed plates for all those who purchase. Returns to creating one-of-a-kind originals to be sold exclusively at shows.


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2007

Continues exhibition schedule with New York, Washington, D.C., Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Denver, Rancho Mirage, Maui, Toronto and Europe. Gives Free Peace Sign paintings to all the kids who attend his shows and free sculptures to those who purchase. Creates portraits for David Caruso of CSI: Miami fame, which he autographs at the studio. Interviewed on TV in Denver, Aspen and Vail to discuss not only his art, but more importantly, his philanthropy. Continues to sell out uniques of his most famous icons including: The Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, Las Vegas, Marilyn, The Beatles, James Dean, Einstein, John Lennon and $100 Bills, to name a few. Continues to hire more gang kids for the studio. This opportunity represents a second chance in life for each of the kids, who now exceed 1,950 in number. Golden Boy Promotions commissions paintings to commemorate the De La Hoya/Mayweather Championship Fight.

2008

Eighth Annual Exhibition at Centaur Gallery in Las Vegas where art hangs next to Neiman’s, Rockwell’s, Picasso’s, Chagall’s and Dali’s. Unveils and sells new stained glass uniques of The Las Vegas Sign, Homage To Lichtenstein, and Homage to Picasso. Other exhibitions include New York, Denver, Washington, D.C., Vail, Beaver Creek, La Jolla, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. NYC Art Expo. Las Vegas Visitor’s Bureau sets up a display of Kaufman art seen by two million people a year. Caesars Palace asks Steve to paint portraits of Cher, Bette Midler and Elton John. Steve unveils his stained glass art at July 4th show in Las Vegas. Steve creates a new painting art style with his Coca-Cola and Apple iPod campaigns. Xmas gifts to Steve Wynn, Cher, Bette Midler, Elton John, Penn and Teller, Carrot Top, Blueman Group, Rita Rudner, Wayne Brady, Xao Yang, Jamie Gold, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Mayor Oscar B. Goodman of Las Vegas, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City, Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago, thirty-seven world leaders, Frank Langella, Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, and Anne Hathaway.

Jan 2009

Six-day art exhibit at Stanfield Gallery at Sundance where 100 kids help paint the gallery floor with a pop art theme. 400 kids receive 8x8 paintings as free gifts. The entire event is captured for an independent film for Sundance 2010.

Feb 2009

Exhibit for art gallery in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Dylan candy painting edition. For the Academy Awards, Steve creates paintings based on the films The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire. Second major stroke: I was seeing spots that day. I woke up in Las Vegas and, being paralyzed, I couldn’t get into a wheel chair.

Mar 2009

As John Lennon said “I’m just watching the wheels turn.�

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Steve Kaufman With:

Leroy Neiman

John Travolta

Tyra Banks

James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) Jay Leno Howie Mandel

Pamela Anderson

Oscar De La Hoya

Tupac Shakur

James Brown

Kid Rock

Eddie Murphy


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Steve Kaufman With:

David Caruso

The Cast of The Sopranos Larry Hagman

Billy Idol

Tom Arnold Muhammad Ali

Robert Rauschenberg

President William Jefferson Clinton President William Jefferson Clinton

Shaquille O’Neal Kurt Loder – MTV

Bruce Cutler – John Gotti’s Lawyer


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Steve Kaufman With:

Stan Lee

Tina & Nancy Sinatra Chemical Brothers

Triple Bunnies WWWPI 1600AM

B.B. King

Bode Miller

Steven Van Zandt (Silvio Dante)

Amandra

Carmen Electra

Carson Daly

Davidson Family of Harley Davidson


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Steve Kaufman With:

Gleason’s Boxing Gym

Jay Leno Sean “P. Diddy” Combs

Lee Iacocca

Sammy Hagar Bruce Willis

Plum TV – Vail

George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars

Joe Frazier

Bert Sugar – Boxing Writer

Andrew Dice Clay

Federico Castelluccio (Furio Giunta)


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Steve Kaufman With:

Leonardo DiCaprio

Hugh Hefner

Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams)

NBC TV – Denver

Oscar Goodman – Mayor of Las Vegas

Peter Fonda

Ernie Anastos – Fox TV

Flash TV - Canada

Charles Saffati

Tony Sirico (Paulie Gualtieri)

James Gibbons – Governor of Nevada

Easy Rider Girls


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Steve Kaufman With:

Ali / Neiman Event Las Vegas

Alice Cooper

Adam Duritz of Counting Crows

Don Diego

Hef’s Birthday Party Downtown Julie Brown

Herman Brood, Artist Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rhonda Shear

Michael Imperioli (Christopher)

The Today Show on The BBC

Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca

The Today Show on The BBC


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Steve Kaufman With:

Tricia Swenson – Good Morning Vail TV

MTV – Holland

Brande Roderick – Hawaii Baywatch, Playboy

September 11th Firemen from Ground Zero Congressman Henry Waxman

Sheryl Crow

ABC TV – Sinatra Event

Barbara Lazaroff & Wolfgang Puck of Spago

Sister Ann of Holland Portrait Sundance Film Festival

Terry Fator – Entertainer


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Steve Kaufman With:

The Rusty Humphries Show Victoria’s Secret Models

Supermodel Karen Elson & Peter Fonda

Humpty Dumpty

Morris Saffati Tiger Woods

Bart Johnson – Disney’s High School Musical

Stanfield Art Show at Sundance Fatboy Slim – Woodstock Steve Kaufman Day declared by Las Vegas Mayor

Kevin Costner

Karen Elson – British Supermodel

Joker Car for Batman Movie


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Steve Kaufman With:

Robin Leach

Budd Friedman

Steve Schirripa (Bobby Baccalieri)

Bob Michelson & Lisa Camilla of Channel 4 TV

My family when I was 11 yrs old

Drew Barrymore

Penelope Cruz & Paz Vega

Campbell’s Soup Harley Davidson 100 Year Anniversary

Danica Patrick The Boys of Barrington

750 People at Sundance Art Show

TV Director Debbie Allen


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