Item #33366 Studio mock-up of twelve works.
Studio mock-up of twelve works.
Studio mock-up of twelve works.
(Social Justice)

Studio mock-up of twelve works.

Kaufman, Steve (illus.)

(NY: c. 1992). Large working proof, on which are twelve distinct screenprints in four colors, as well as considerable annotations and additions in red and light blue marker. All in one place, the proof presents the chief concerns of justice and protest of the early 1990s: racism after the beating of Rodney King and sexual health during the AIDS crisis. Four of the larger images show Malcolm X paired with urgent supportive text; one encourages the viewer to fight a law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets; and the last of this size shows a Trojan condom: "Protection You Can't Do Without." The six smaller pulls comprise a suite of memorial service handbills for Keith Haring, "A Hero who should be remembered for the way he lived." The proof demonstrates the confluence of various social and politcial emergencies, and the particular ability of pop art to express its moment.

Steve Kaufman (1960-2010) was an assistant to Andy Warhol at The Factory, and himself became a significant pop artist, philanthropist, and activist. From 1989 to 1992, he ran Art Studio in New York, before moving the operation to Los Angeles. During this period, he completed 55 Racial Harmony murals in and around the City.

Some tears to edges of semi-rigid white vinyl substrate, as well as adhesive residue and few remnants of cellotape, mild toning, else near fine. (72 by 40 in.). Item #33366

Price: $6,500.00

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