MUSEUM OF PASSION

POP ART’S FINEST, STEVE KAUFMAN WORKS NOW ON EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM OF PASSION IN VALLADOLID, SPAIN

August 15, 2012 / Valladolid, Spain -- American Pop Art, Inc., an online virtual art gallery at www.americanpopartinc.com exclusively dedicated to Steve Kaufman art, is proud to announce that 90 works by the world’s leading pop artists are now on display at the Museum of Passion in Valladolid, Spain.

“This is POP ART!" an exhibit featuring dozens of works by Steve Kaufman, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol can be viewed now through September 19, 2012 at El Museo de Pasión de Valladolid, España. Additional museum information and directions may be found on the Valladolid Culture and Tourism web site at http://bit.ly/NLgk48.

“It is very exciting that these brilliant American Pop Artists works are so universal. Andy Warhol and Steve Kaufman and their fellow comrades have made such an important impact in the art world globally. Not only have they immortalized their subjects and made them into icons but they themselves have become immortalized,” said Diana Vachier, owner of American Pop Art, Inc., who had worked with Steve Kaufman since 2001. “I am so blessed to have known and worked with Steve Kaufman and feel honored to have stood in his shadow. Our virtual website makes it possible for people all over the world to see his art and learn more about him. He is very deeply missed and it is my passion to promote his legacy.”

As a young artist, Andy Warhol was uninterested in the abstract expressionism that was so popular at the time. Instead, Warhol was drawn to consumer products -- he created paintings based on an item or an image of daily life, advertising and comics. The screen process, serial repetition of an element from popular mass culture, the world of consumption, or mass media characterized his work.

In 1963, Andy Warhol founded the Factory workshop in New York, where he enlisted young artist Steve Kaufman as his assistant. Steve Kaufman, remembered as the “Prince of Pop Art,” went on to create the 6-color silkscreen process and other methods, further defining how any object of daily life can rise to the level of art. Kaufman is remembered as a charismatic American pop artist and a generous humanitarian.

For more information about artist Steve Kaufman, please visit www.americanpopartinc.com. For art inquiries, please contact Diana Vachier at americanpopart@aol.com.