POPism

Steve Kaufman Art Featured in “Popism”
at the Emergence International Festival
of Street Art and Urban Actions

April 22, 2016 / Taormina, Italy -- American Pop Art, Inc. and Steve Kaufman Art Licensing LLC are delighted to announce the opening of “Popism,” a major art exhibition celebrating 50 years of pop art, now through July 2, 2016 at the Palazzo Corvaja in Taormina, Italy.  Approximately 100 unique pieces from famous private collections and notable galleries around the world will be on display, featuring works by 50 renowned international artists including the late Steve Kaufman (SAK).
 
“Popism” is part of Emergence, the International Festival of Street Art and Urban Actions held annually in Italy, and documents the innovative and revolutionary path that changed the way we live and breathe art today.  This year’s exhibition traces the history of pop art culminating in today's Street Art—from Graffiti Art to Pop Surrealism to the Japanese Superflat.  “Popism” is curated by Giuseppe Stagnitta, Julie Kogler, and Giancarlo Carpi, and sponsored by the city of Taormina and Taormina Arte.
 
Emergence, the International Festival of Street Art and Urban Actions, emphasizes the concept of re-emergence from protest to artistic expression, encouraging a broader reflection on the symbolic power of making art that goes beyond every boundary, every rule, every wall.  Such was the personality of artist and activist Steve Kaufman, who painted graffiti in his earlier years, and later explored new paths in pop art.  Today, Steve Kaufman's work is applied exponentially in new art applications, bold design concepts, and creative thought.
 
For more information about “Popism,” visit www.emergencefestival.com.
 
For more information about Steve Kaufman, please visit http://www.AmericanPopArtInc.com.  For Steve Kaufman licensing information, please visit http://www.SteveKaufmanArtLicensing.com.

FEATURED ARTISTS

|  ANDY WARHOL  |  ROY LICHTENSTEIN  |  ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG |  ROBERT INDIANA  |  MIMMO ROTELLA  |  MARIO SCHIFANO  |  STEVE KAUFMAN  |  SERGIO LOMBARDO  |  RENATO MAMBOR |  TANO FESTA  |  MARK KOSTABI  |  DOZE GREEN  |  KEITH HARING  |  JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT  |  JON ONE  |  RAE MARTINI  |  BO130  |  ATOMO  |  TAKASHI MURAKAMI  |  YASUMASA MORIMURA  |  YOSHITOMO NARA  |  TOMOKO NAGAO  |  KATJA TUKIANINEN  |  MARK RYDEN  |  MARION PECK  |  RON ENGLISH  | NICOLA VERLATO  |  FULVIO DI PIAZZA  |  ELIO VARUNA  | ANTHONY AUSGANG  |  DOMENICO PELLEGRINO  |  MAX FERRIGNO  |  GABRIELS  |  THE LONDON POLICE  |  FLYING FORTRESS  |  BORIS HOPPEK  |  MICROBO  |  INVADER  |  BROS  | ERICAILCANE  |  OKUDA  |  ROSH333  |  BORONDO  |  JBROCK  | LUCAMALEONTE  |  MONEYLESS  |  ZED1  |  SHEPARD FAIREY  |  BANKSY  |