Steve Kaufman Bio

Steve Alan Kaufman, American (1960 - 2010)

Steve Kaufman was an American pop artist, fine artist, sculptor, stained glass artist, filmmaker, photographer and humanitarian. His entry into the world of serious pop art began in his teens when he became an assistant to Andy Warhol at The Factory studio. Nicknamed "SAK" by Warhol, Kaufman eventually executed such pieces as a 144-foot long canvas which later toured the country.

From his warm smile and generous heart, to his ability to tell a great story and his incredible knack of making every day an adventure, filled with humor, drama, and laughter - Steve Kaufman was a legend. His paintings have found their way into the homes and hearts of so many, capturing the true American pop art experience. Steve Kaufman painted such timeless pieces such as: Coca Cola, Marilyn Monroe, Mozart, Beethoven, Wizard of Oz, Muhammad Ali, his money series, and his paintings of famous singers, actors and icons.

His audience is vast and large, and his contribution to society was enormous. Steve Kaufman launched and operated the "Give Kids a Break Fund," a successful charity which helped inner city kids from troubled homes or straight from jail. Steve Kaufman gave these kids a job and his trust when no one else would, allowing them opportunities that they would have had otherwise.

Steve Kaufman's paintings have been exhibited in many museums including The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Slovakia; the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Hot Springs, AR; The Motown Historical Museum in Detroit, MI; the Blues & Legends Hall of Fame Museum in Memphis,TN; The American Sport Art Museum & Archives in Daphne, AL; The Pop Culture Gallery at The World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, GA; Sala U. Veruda, Palazzo Costanzi in Trieste, Italy; The Palazzo Guiscardo in Pietrasanta, Italy; Museum of Passion in Valladolid, Spain; Marcos Valcarcel Cultural Center in Galicia, Spain and an exhibition in the House of Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy. Steve Kaufman's paintings are also in two presidential libraries.

Artworks




"Marilyn Series - Multicolored" Embellished Mixed Media on Canvas by Steve Kaufman

Title: "Marilyn Series - Multicolored" 1995

Medium: Embellished Mixed Media Silkscreen on Canvas

Unframed Size: 39" x 39"

Asking Price: $3,200.00



"Marilyn Series VI (Black)" Embellished Mixed Media on Canvas by Steve Kaufman

Title: "Marilyn Series VI (Black)" 1995

Medium: Embellished Mixed Media Silkscreen on Canvas

Unframed Size: 39" x 39"

Asking Price: $3,200.00



"Mona Lisa - Blue" Embellished Mixed Media Silkscreen on Canvas by Steve Kaufman

Title: "Mona Lisa - Blue"

Medium: Embellished Mixed Media Silkscreen on Canvas

Unframed Size: 39" x 39"

Asking Price: $3,500.00



"Mona Lisa - Sunset" Embellished Mixed Media Silkscreen on Canvas by Steve Kaufman

Title: "Mona Lisa - Sunset"

Medium: Embellished Mixed Media Silkscreen on Canvas

Unframed Size: 44" x 36"

Asking Price: $3,500.00



"Old $100 Bill (American Money)" Embellished Mixed Media Silkscreen on Canvas by Steve Kaufman

Title: "Old $100 Bill (American Money)"

Medium: Embellished Mixed Media Silkscreen on Canvas

Unframed Size: 36" x 14"

Framed Size: 43" x 24"

Asking Price: $2,600.00



“Mick" (Mickey Mantle) Mixed Media on Canvas by Steve Kaufman

Title: “Mick" (Mickey Mantle)

Medium: Mixed Media Hand-Embellished Canvas

Unframed Size: 39" x 39"

Asking Price: $1,925.00