Purchase Shakespeare State II Limited Edition Hand-Embellished HPM Silkscreen Print on Canvas by Steve Kaufman graffiti street artist modern pop art.
Large Custom Frame. Certificate of tierage verso. Dated 1996. Screenprint on canvas with hand embellishment. Shakespeare State II. Dimensions: (Frame) H 50.75" x W 41.5", (Sight)H 43.5" x W 34.5"Condition: Two small punctures to lower right.
By 16, Kaufman was going to Studio 54 and mixing with denizens of the 70’s New York art scene. In 1981 Kaufman met Andy Warhol, who became a significant influence on the 19-year-old Kaufman, who worked under Warhol as his assistant at his studio, The Factory, producing original paintings and silkscreens. During this time Kaufman designed theme parties for various nightclubs, sold paintings to the likes of Calvin Klein and Steve Rubell, and even designed the graphics for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”