Steve Kaufman Art Licensing has launched a collection of Italian luxury tile by Settecento in honor of the late American pop artist Steve Alan Kaufman, former assistant to Andy Warhol.

In the collection, titled “Settecento Mosaici e Ceramiche d’Arte: Steve Kaufman,” celebrated imagery and fine crafted ceramic tile are fused into floor and wall art masterpieces.

Kaufman was known for painting iconic images, famous people, recognizable brands, currency and historic figures. After serving as a young assistant to Warhol, 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 many. To date, his art has been displayed in numerous museums and exhibitions worldwide.

The collection's lines include Icons and Landscape.

In Icons, Settecento reintroduces several of Kaufman’s most famous icons on ceramic: Lips, Marilyn, Mozart, and Lady Liberty. These tiles are skillfully crafted using puntinato and chiaroscuro techniques. Vivid colors are made even brighter thanks to the use of glassed paste.
In Landscape, Settecento offers on ceramic new interpretations of Kaufman’s most famous city images: New York’s Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge. The park scene is matched with “pop art” embellishment to the trees in pearly metal. In the bridge skyline, the brilliant lights of Manhattan are reflected in the East River, an effect that is enhanced by the use of pearly glaze. Water and sky appear to capture light due to the use of glass.

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