Steve Kaufman - American Pop Art, Inc.
American Pop Art, established in 2000 and incorporated in 2005, is honored and proud to work exclusively with the art of Steve Kaufman (SAK).  Owner Diana Vachier is the sole heir to Steve Kaufman licensing rights.  Click here to learn more.  This informative website is frequently updated with the latest news about Steve Kaufman, his museum exhibitions, and posthumous accomplishments.
          We offer Steve Kaufman's Limited Editions and Unique paintings for purchase.  Our virtual gallery makes it possible for people all over the world to see his art and learn more about him.  All of our paintings are in pristine condition.  All came straight from Steve Kaufman's Art Studio since 2000 and have always been properly stored.


Steve ALAN Kaufman (SAK)  
December 29, 1960 – February 12, 2010

On February 12, 2010, the world lost Steve Alan Kaufman at the young age of 49.

Steve Kaufman was legendary.  He is remembered as a trailblazing American pop artist, former assistant to Andy Warhol, and a generous humanitarian.  His paintings found their way into the homes and hearts of so many--capturing the true American pop art experience.  He is so painfully missed, but his memory and his art will live forever.

Steve Kaufman painted such timeless pieces such as: Coca Cola, Marilyn Monroe, Mozart, Beethoven, The Wizard of Oz, Mohammad Ali, his money series, and his paintings of famous singers, actors and icons.  His audience was 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, and provided ambitious opportunities.

Steve Kaufman’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous 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; the Palazzo Costanzi in Trieste, Italy; Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari (House of Ferrari Museum) in Modena, Italy; Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum (Mozart Museum) in Salzburg, Austria; The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Warwickshire, England;  and at least two U.S. presidential libraries.
"I have always loved Steve’s art.  When we were looking for artist whose works best represented the Pop Art movement for our Pop gallery at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Andy Warhol and Steve Kaufman were the obvious choices and I was excited to be able to curate a show which featured works from both artist.  I also used two of Steve’s paintings as part of a 16 city world wide tour which focused on Pop Art featuring the iconic Coca-Cola bottle.  Steve’s works were seen by millions of people across Asia, Europe Latin America and Africa during this tour.  I have had his Mona Lisa with Coke and iPod in my office for the past 10 years and she still elicits comments every time someone sees her.  She is a typical Steve Kaufman piece in that she makes you smile."     - Ted Ryan, Coca-Cola