A New Exhibit for Steve Kaufman!!!

We had a very exciting week here, as we learned of a new, historic art exhibit featuring 150 works by Andy Warhol, along with works by his friends Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michael Basquiat, and yes, Steve Kaufman!  The exhibition is called “Writing as an Image, Writing within an Image,” and it is being held from now … Continue reading

Art: A Recession-Proof Investment?

Is art a recession-proof investment?  We cannot help but note that in recent weeks, at least three newsworthy art purchases have been made:  In February 2012, it was reported that the oil-rich country of Qatar paid a record $250 million for the Paul Cezanne painting, “The Card Players,” a record price for any work of … Continue reading

If you could have asked Steve Kaufman one question…

If you could have asked Steve Kaufman one question, what would it be?

“It’s All About Giving Back,” – Steve Kaufman

Last week we had the pleasure of visiting S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc., Long Island’s only gang prevention and intervention agency.  As some of you may know, STRONG was chosen to receive ten percent of sales from paintings sold through http://www.americanpopartinc.com.  S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth was a logical choice for giving back on Long Island.  During his lifetime, pop artist … Continue reading

Remembering Artist Thomas Kinkade

We are saddened by the loss of artist Thomas Kinkade, and welcome you to post your thoughts here.  The art styles of Thomas Kinkade and Steve Kaufman may have been quite different, but we can’t help but note how both talents were lost at an early age, and some of the similarities these two artists … Continue reading

Should art be collected for its beauty and how it makes you feel, or should it collected for an investment?

Should art be collected for its beauty and how it makes you feel, or should it collected for an investment?  What is your opinion?

If you could meet any artist, living or deceased…?

If you could meet any artist, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

Art or Advertising?

Andy Warhol painted Campbell’s Soup cans, Brilllo boxes, perfume bottles, and many other objects that we see every day.  He looked at these products and saw art.  Warhol created oil paint on canvas silkscreens of these everyday products, and art collectors weren’t quite sure how to react to them.  Some looked at his paintings as glorified ads. … Continue reading

Steve Kaufman Art and More with Diana Vachier

On February 12, 2010, the world lost Steve Kaufman, one of it’s greatest American Pop Artists and a generous humanitarian. Steve Kaufman, former assistant to Andy Warhol, Steve Kaufman’s memory as well as his paintings will live on forever.  From his warm smile and generous heart, to his ability to tell a great story and his … Continue reading