Steve Kaufman
The Official Website 
Welcome to the Legacy Website
and Gallery of Steve Kaufman "SAK"
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Steve Alan Kaufman (Dec 29, 1960 - Feb 12, 2010) was a true great American pop artist and former assistant to Andy Warhol, who gave Steve Kaufman the nickname "SAK" using the initials of Steve's name.

Steve Kaufman in his day-to-day life embodied and delivered the true American pop art experience.  He painted iconic people, historical figures, and products significant in our daily lives.  He was an artistic journalist who commented on both history and current events with his art. 

Steve Kaufman advanced the use of the silkscreen process, and was most widely recognized for his use of vivid colors and hand embellishment.  Steve was very prolific -- he would paint on just about anything!

Steve Kaufman had as big of a heart as he stood towering in height.  He was an activist and a generous humanitarian.  In all, Steve Kaufman aided more than 1,500 charities during his lifetime.

We are heartbroken that Steve Kaufman passed away at the young age of 49.  His memory, as well as his paintings, have made history and will continue to be cherished and valued for generations to come.

This legacy website exists as a "museum" record of Steve Kaufman's art and legacy at his time of death. All of Steve Kaufman's Intellectual properties and a collection of his art were left to Diana Vachier in his Will (Steve worked with her from 1999 till his death in 2010). In 2005 Steve Kaufman and Diana Vachier started American Pop Art Inc. together.  Then in 2012, Diana Vachier started Steve Kaufman Art Licensing, since she solely owns all his copyrights and intellectual property.
Steve Kaufman (SAK) Catalogue Raisonné®
STEVE KAUFMAN (SAK) CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ® and its art registry, authentication, appraisal and valuation of Steve Kaufman art is a Registered Trademark (TM) and Service Mark (SM) of Steve Kaufman Art Licensing LLC.
The STEVE KAUFMAN (SAK) CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ® will illustrate every confirmed work and publish all known paintings, sculpture, commissions, and other artwork by Steve Kaufman—from his earliest works to his final works in early 2010.

Art purchases will have a Steve Kaufman Certificate of Authenticity (COA), and will be issued a catalogue number upon entry into the official raisonné. This guarantees your painting is indeed an authorized, unaltered Steve Kaufman painting.

The STEVE KAUFMAN (SAK) CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ® will be used by art appraisers, auction houses, collectors and art historians to study the work, and is the only official, trusted accounting of Steve Kaufman’s art.