This is a limited edition print of the famous "Rat Pack" by well known Pop artist Steve Kaufman. This piece is also hand embellished, making it an original. The image is taken from an album cover from Capital Records. The photo image is enhanced with green border, and bold yellow text. Artist: Steve Kaufman Title: "Rat Pack - Sands Las Vegas" Medium: Hand embellished silkscreen; stretched and unframed Edition: Numbered 28/30 in marker on the verso Signature: Initialed by the artist "SAK" in black marker on the verso Size: 32 x 32 inches Condition: Very good; some slight denting to the canvas Retail details: This piece can be found on the artist's own website at the retail price of $4,000, but it is no longer available.
For anyone who loves these legendary music stars, and album cover art, you won't find a much cooler piece than this one by Steve Kaufman.
Biography: Steve Kaufman (1960- ) was born in the Bronx, New York, and began his art career as a kid, painting faces on pet-rocks for Macy's department store. Later, he worked as an assistant to Andy Warhol in Warhol s factory. He eventually opened his own gallery, and hired many homeless and ex-gang members to work for him. Kaufman became known for his charity work, not just monetarily, but through personal visitation. He contributed an AIDS Memorial in New York City, and a Meals on Wheels mural on the walls of the legendary Spago Restaurant in Los Angeles. His artwork can be found today in a wide array of public and private institutions around the world, including The White House, and the Smithsonian Institution. He was commissioned to paint artist portraits by the estates of two of the greatest artists of all time, Van Gogh and Picasso. Kaufman is recognized around the world as one of the greatest living Pop artists.