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Steve Kaufman
Rare Unique Oil Painting Silkscreen of Fabio Pop Art 80s Icon

1994

$3,200

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Rare one of a kind Pop Art portrait painting of 80s and 90s pop icon Fabio done in silkscreen enamel oil on canvas. this is not numbered and is believed to be unique. Steven Alan Kaufman Or Steve Kaufman, 1960–2010 American pop artist, filmmaker, photographer and humanitarian.In 1975, Kaufman participated in a group graffiti Street Art show at the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art.Kaufman participated with nine other New York City students in a cultural art exchange with students in Japan, resulting in his attaining a scholarship to the Parsons School of Design. As a teenager Kaufman was going to Studio 54 and associating with people from the 1970s New York City art community. Kaufman attended Manhattan's School of Visual Arts (SVA), where he met contemporary artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat. In 1981 Kaufman met Andy Warhol, who became a significant influence on the 19-year-old Kaufman, who worked as Warhohl's assistant at his studio, The Factory, producing original paintings and silkscreens. Kaufman designed theme parties for various nightclubs, sold his paintings to Calvin Klein and Steve Rubell, and participated in a group art show with pop artist Keith Haring, whom he had met at the SVA. Kaufman created the graphics for NBC's Saturday Night Live. Kaufman graduated from SVA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and held art shows in London. Leaving Warhol's Factory, Kaufman established his own SAK Studio, hiring homeless New Yorkers to assist him. He painted portraits of three homeless persons for Transportation Display, Inc. that where later shown in 46 cities on bus billboards, helping to raise $4.72 million to benefit the homeless. Kaufman crated the first “Racial Harmony” mural in Harlem to raise attention of inner-city problems. He showed at the White Gallery as a tribute to those who died from AIDS. The “Say Without Art” tribute was based on this show. Kaufman also exhibited his works at the Loft Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.In 1993, Kaufman moved his studio to Los Angeles and began painting in a new style he called 'comic book pop art'. He used images of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and others from both DC comics and Marvel comics. To assist him in his studio, Kaufman hired more than 100 ex-gang members released from prison.In 1995 Kaufman published works for Martin Lawrence Limited Editions, hand-embellishing works including limited editions of Beethoven and Marilyn Monroe. He painted portraits of Muhammad Aliand John Travolta, "who autographed their editions." Becoming the first artist create a bridge between Marvel Comics (Spiderman) and DC Comics (Superman), Kaufman worked with comic book artist and creator Stan Lee. Kaufman."As Warhol's assistant, I learned to silkscreen with oils that will last forever. Since his death, Steve Kaufman’s artwork has appeared in several television programs, art hotels, and a number of international exhibitions including "This is POP ART!" (2012) at El Museo de Pasión de Valladolid, España (The Museum of Passion in Valladolid, Spain), which featured works by Steve Kaufman, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol. “Icons of Pop Art, Then and Now” (2013-2014) at the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari (House of Ferrari Museum) in Modena, Italy, a convergence of vintage sports cars with contemporary art. This exhibition, inspired by artist Steve Kaufman’s 2006 series of Ferrari paintings, features approximately 40 works by Steve Kafuman, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Russell Young, Burton Morris, and Romero Britto. Among Kaufman's more recognizable images were Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Sammy Davis Jr., Al Pacino, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay), Cohiba cigars, President Barack Obama, Jay Leno, John Travolta, mobster John Gotti, Beethoven, Napoleon and such icons of Americana as the $100 bill, Harley Davidson, Coca-Cola images and Campbell's Soups art.

Details

  • Creator
    Steve Kaufman (1960-2010, American)
  • Creation Year
    1994
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    good.
  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: G14030938231

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    Ships From: Bal Harbour, FL
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