New Advancements for Pop Artist Steve Kaufman

Launch of Steve Kaufman Art Licensing LLC

July 18, 2014 / Long Island, NY, USA – American Pop Art, Inc. is delighted to announce new developments four years following the death of American pop artist Steve Alan Kaufman (SAK), former assistant to Andy Warhol, and an activist, humanitarian, and tireless advocate for the homeless. Steve Kaufman is known for painting iconic images, famous people, recognizable brands, currency, and historic figures.

Diana Vachier of Long Beach, NY has been named the sole heir to artist Steve Kaufman’s licensing rights. Diana Vachier is the long time assistant to Steve Kaufman who worked on museum placements, event planning, sales, and public relations during the last ten years of the artist’s life. She is the owner of American Pop Art, Inc., an online gallery at that sells limited editions of Steve Kaufman art.

All licensing will be operated under the name Steve Kaufman Art Licensing LLC and the official Steve Kaufman licensing website


“Our goals are to provide Steve Kaufman’s successful images for quality products, and assist our business clients with everything from the selection process and legal clearance to marketing and public relations,” said Diana Vachier. “We look forward to working with apparel and product designers from all trades. Our art licensing will catch the eye of Kaufman fans and demand attention to the companies and designers that use these vivid works.”

Alberto Panizzoli of Trieste, Italy, American Pop Art, Inc. representative in Europe, has been named an official partner of Steve Kaufman Art Licensing LLC. His efforts have been crucial in the continuation of Steve Kaufman’s legacy and active art exhibition schedule. Leslie Gonzalez of Garden City, NY, American Pop Art, Inc. communications representative, will assist Steve Kaufman Art Licensing LLC clients with product promotions and publicity. She has provided public relations and web support for American Pop Art, Inc. and the artist’s legacy website Sacha Marion of Montana, who worked with Steve Kaufman as his European sales representative, will assist clients with international marketing and events. All have taken great care to place Kaufman’s original works into museums for permanent display and public enjoyment.

After serving as a young assistant to Andy Warhol, Steve Kaufman left The Factory at the end of the 1970s to continue his path of reinterpreting and refining the typical techniques of pop art. Steve Kaufman created his own style through the process of hand embellishment, giving life to his famous "icons" that appealed to audiences worldwide.

Steve Kaufman paintings have been exhibited in numerous museums including The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Slovakia; the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Hot Springs, AR; The Motown Historical Museum in Detroit, MI; the Blues & Legends Hall of Fame Museum in Memphis, TN; The American Sport Art Museum & Archives in Daphne, AL; The Pop Culture Gallery at The World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta GA; the Palazzo Costanzi in Trieste, Italy; Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari (House of Ferrari Museum) in Modena, Italy; Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum (Mozart Museum) in Salzburg, Austria; and several U.S. presidential libraries.

For more information about Steve Kaufman, please visit For art inquiries, please call 516-509-4676. For licensing inquiries, please email

Steve Alan Kaufman self portrait