Street Smart Art

Steve Kaufman Paintings Make “Street Smart Art”
in Part Two of Photography Series by Nik Pichler

May 16, 2015 / Vienna, Austria -- American Pop Art, Inc. is proud to announce the exhibition, “Street Smart Art: Steve Kaufman Back On The Streets of L.A.,” a convergence of pop art by the late Steve Alan Kaufman (SAK) with street candid photography by Nik Pichler, on exhibit from May 29 until June 19, 2015 at the Wiesenthal Bergstaller automotive dealership in Vienna, Austria.  The grand opening celebration will be held on Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 PM.
 
“Street Smart Art” by photographer Nik Pichler is the result of a teamwork effort with Diana Vachier, Alberto Panizzoli, and Eva-Maria Bachmaier of American Pop Art, Inc. and Steve Kaufman Art Licensing LLC.  Nik Pichler spent 12 days in Los Angeles in November 2014, creating photographical interpretations of Steve Kaufman art in two cycles: Reflection Art and Street Art.
 
As part of the project, Steve Kaufman canvases were taken from their frames and brought to the streets of Los Angeles, California.  The Reflection Art photos, which were taken along Rodeo Drive and Melrose Avenue, resulted in the March 2015 exhibition, “Steve and Me: Pop Art Meets Reflection Art Photography” at Studio am Naschmarkt in Vienna, Austria.
 
The Street Art photographs took place on Santa Monica Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles and on Melrose Avenue.  Steve Kaufman paintings were carefully placed on the streets and highways, in backyards, and on local architecture, then photographed.  Iconic images including Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Princess Diana, and Salvador Dalí were captured with the structure of the asphalt and the energy of flowing traffic.  Everything had to happen quickly on these busy roads, so that all artwork would remain safe and secured.
 
Nik Pichler believes the brilliance of Steve Kaufman art is the foundation for an unconventional approach.  This latest “art of art” interpretation recalls the spirit of the late pop artist in the environment where Steve Kaufman made his home.
 
Wiesenthal Bergstaller automotive dealership is located at Wiedner Hauptstraße 52, 1040 Vienna.  For more information about this exhibition, visit http://www.bildbank.at/en/exhibitons-details/smart-street-art-.html.  For more information about Steve Kaufman, please visit http://www.americanpopartinc.com.

WIESENTHAL BERGESTALLER PRESENTS  "SMART CAR ART" BY NIK PICHLER. HERE'S THE NEW SMART CAR THAT WAS UNVEILED AT THE OPENING NIGHT OF "STEVE KAUFMAN: BACK ON THE STREETS OF L.A."