Happens 6 times a year with dates and pieces picked at random. Steve Kaufman Hommage 2 Salvador Dali Quad Original Oil Painting Documented. Steve Kaufman Hommage to Salvador Dali Four piece Original Screenprint Painting. Steve Kaufman – Four Dalis. Original Oil Painting on Screen print Canvas. 42 x 42 inches. Four individual screen prints stretched and mounted together. Signed on the verso. Featuring four close-ups of Salvador Dalí, this piece of art belongs to a small series of homages Steve Kaufman dedicated to the great Catalan surrealist. Completing the work by painting over screen-printed canvases, the artist emulated the technique often used by Andy Warhol, a method often considered the signature process of Pop Art. Additionally, the appropriation of imagery, from the portrait of Dalí to elements found in his paintings, encapsulates the very essence of what the great masters personality might have meant for Kaufman. He alludes to his fame and eccentricism, as well as to the fact that he was one of the most innovative painters in history. Observing different tributes to Dalí Steve Kaufman executed, it can be noted that this close-up portrait of the master was used repeatedly, while the allusions to his particular artworks changed. Similar, yet distinguished by color, four versions of homage to Dalí are joined together, amplifying the artistic and the viewing experience. This particular piece consists of four canvases mounted together and is considered the only example of its kind from the oeuvre of Steve Kaufman. The work was a part of the collection of Bob Womack, Steve Kaufmans long-time friend, and business partner. The piece comes in professional, safe packaging. Certificate of Authenticity included. Be smart about collecting high-end art! Select our Best Offer option and give us your price! One of the last true pop artists, Steve Kaufman is considered a legend by many. Known for his humanitarian work as well as for his art, he has left an exceptional oeuvre behind, depicting the most recognizable and revered cultural icons. Infused with elements of popular culture, advertising and graffiti art, Kaufmans style is unmistakably identified among other representatives of the Pop Art genre. At the age of 19, while still a student, Steve Kaufman got a job at Andy Warhols Factory. He was sincerely fascinated with the great artist, the patriarch of Pop Art. As a consequence, the time he spent at The Factory influenced the young artist profoundly, leaving a traceable mark on his visual language. Captivated with the qualities of fame, Kaufman chose to paint distinguished symbols, from brand names to celebrity portraits. Resorting to image appropriation, juxtaposition, and abstraction, all saturated with a bold palette, the artist created numerous paintings that converse with the broadest public, but offer an abundance of relevant layers beneath the likable surface. Lady Liberty and Coca-cola logo were among his favorite subjects, while his body of portraits includes representations of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Elvis, among others. Even though his work was leaning on the idea of mass-production and pop culture, Kaufman painted his screen-printed canvases by hand, making each one unique and considering himself an expert in oil painting. A part of Pop Art royalty, Steve Kaufman had a rather turbulent life. In his youth, he was associated with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, while his beginnings are inherently tied to the graffiti culture. These ties prompted the artist to engage in humanitarian activities in his studio, employing homeless, convicted and gang kids to work in his studio. He was also survived shooting thrice over, stabbing, poisoning, scalping, multiple traffic accidents and severe health problems during his lifetime. None of the difficulties he faced stopped him from his artistic and charitable work. Steve Kaufman was born on December 29, 1960, in the Bronx, New York. He passed away preparing and exhibition in Vail, Colorado on February 12, 2010, after a fatal heart attack that followed a series of strokes in the previous period. In concordance with his own philosophy, he never ceased to paint and exhibit his work, while the act of creation has always been his ultimate dream. Im truly blessed to be doing what Ive always wanted 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 dont even think of those things now. I passionately go into my studio and ask myself, what would I like to create today? View in Your Home. Would you like to see what this piece looks like in your home? Simply send us a photo of the area you are looking to fill. We will take the photo and have our piece placed in the space to help you in your decision making. All items are guaranteed 100% authentic. All items are listed with the utmost accuracy. No photos are altered and all photography of our items is produced by the managing director of the Minneapolis Photo Center. Created for the discerning art collector, Modern Artifact buys and sells some of the worlds most collected and demanded fine art, antiques and memorabilia. Modern Artifacts is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and has clients all over the world. We establish relationships with many art dealers, collectors and the artists themselves, to ensure our clients are offered an extensive collection to choose from. 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We can show you examples and even photoshop the frame onto the piece to give you an idea of what it will look like. Feel free to message us on any framing ideas. The item “Steve Kaufman Hommage 2 Salvador Dali Quad Original Oil Painting Documented” is in sale since Tuesday, January 03, 2017. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “modern_artifact” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Signed?: Signed
- Medium: Oil
- Artist: Steve Kaufman
- Main Color: Green