Steven Alan Kaufman (AKA Steve Kaufman, December 29, 1960 – February 12, 2010) was an American pop artist, fine artist, sculptor, stained glass artist, filmmaker, photographer and humanitarian. His entry into the world of serious pop art began in his teens when he became an assistant to Andy Warhol at The Factory studio. Nicknamed “SAK” by Warhol, Kaufman eventually executed such pieces as a 144-foot long canvas which later toured the country. (click here for much more interesting information about Steve Kaufman)
Portraits by ‘ Perishable Rush’ I’m working on a series of portraits of my personal heroes. The basis of the works is formed by a layer of ripped screenprints wheatpasted on a wooden panel. The roughly torn up and pasted screenprints make up a raw background for the stylistic and clean illustrated portraits. In these portraits I try to capture the characteristics of my heroes as minimalistic as I can, reducing their faces to just a few lines. Stripped to the essentials. The portraits are then laseretched into the panel. Laseretching causes a slightly burned effect around the illustration. This burned effect almost makes the illustration visualy float. As if it hovers above the background of ripped screenprints. The contrast between the raw background and the stylished portraits gives these works a unique look and feel. The panels are framed in a custom made handbuild frames. The Perishable Rush logo is etched on the side of the frames.