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).  This is an informative website that's frequently updated with the latest news about Steve Kaufman, his museum exhibitions, and posthumous accomplishments.

We offer Steve Kaufman's limited edition 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.
I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Steve Kaufman from 2000 until his passing in 2010, and it was the best experience I've ever had. 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. I am so blessed to have known and worked with Steve and feel honored to have stood in his shadow.

I was recently named the sole heir to Steve Kaufman licensing rights.  It is with tremendous passion that I will promote his art, name, and legacy.  Alberto Panizzoli, our representative in Europe, is now a partner of Steve Kaufman Licensing, LLC.  We will maintain the highest quality standards for all business projects.  My team and myself will also continue our success in placing Steve Kaufman's art into exhibitions and museums.

Knowing Steve and having worked with him for so many years has made me a better person. He is very deeply missed, and it is my passion to promote his legacy.  Please call 516-509-4676 or email for any information about Steve or any questions about his art.

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

On February 12, 2010, the world lost Steve Alan Kaufman, one of the greatest American
pop artists and a generous humanitarian. Steve Kaufman, former assistant to Andy Warhol, passed away due to heart complications. He is so painfully missed, but his memory and his art will live forever.

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, 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, allowing them opportunities that they would have never had. Steve Kaufman lived for forty nine years, and in that time, he lived the life of 100 men.

Steve Kaufman’s paintings have been exhibited in 10 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; and at least two U.S. presidential libraries.

Help Us Help Kids
and Continue the
Steve Kaufman Legacy

Ten percent of all sales are donated to S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc., one of the leading gang prevention and intervention agencies in the Northeast U.S. Please visit to learn more about their work.
"Steve Kaufman showed me the importance of giving back, and in this spirit, I want to do the same.”
                                 - Diana Vachier

Diana vachier wERE honored for THEIR outstanding support
of STRONG YOUTH'S enrichment programs for Long Island teens.

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