Steve Kaufman
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By Bill Martin Caesars' legend reigns.

This is Caesars Palace. Frank Sinatra and George Burns performed at here, along with all the big time movie stars and singers, at one time or another. 160 World Title Boxing Fights were held here. Evel Knievel crashed here, but his son, Robbie Knievel, didn't. The U.S. Davis Cup tennis matches were held here, along with Grand Prix's, Rodeos, Hulk Hogan matches, ice-skating finals, Hockey, and much more. But while most people know Caesars' glorious past, many do not know its even brighter future. That future has arrived.

For, while some new hotels on the Las Vegas strip add lions, roller coasters, or an art collection of Picasso, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol. Caesars is the first to break ground with the artist of the new millennium -- Steve Kaufman.

Steve Kaufman is following in the footsteps of artist LeRoy Neiman. Like Neiman, Caesars Palace has commissioned Kaufman to paint a master work "the 35 year history of Caesars Palace. Kaufman was awarded the famous Picasso Ring by the Picasso Academy of Fine Art in Spain, honoring with the "spirit of Picasso." The New York Times once wrote, "Steve Kaufman's body of artwork rivals Picasso's at the same age." The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam even asked Kaufman (the only American ever asked) to paint a Van Gogh portrait, to be used for its logo museum poster.

For Steve Kaufman -- who once worked with Andy Warhol -- the future of Pop Art, and now Caesars Palace, is a grand canvass only he can paint.

Caesars hires the Master.

When Caesars commissioned Kaufman to paint a portrait for Caesars' 35 year history, Kaufman knew he must create something special. Afterall, the painting must rival the art being shown at the nearby Guggenheim Museum and Bellagio exhibit, both multi-million dollar priceless art exhibits on the Las Vegas strip. Kaufman, who has 14 different bodies of art styles to his credit, knew he must create a new style. Kaufman calls this new style, "Museum Art." Through his process of discovery, he is only now beginning to fully explore "Museum Art." But should this new Caesars work be just a painting? Should it be 3D? Or something else?

Kaufman is exploring the possibilities, challenging art in every new inception. Like Picasso's various styles, such as his Blue period, Cubic, and others, Kaufman looked deep into his own stylistic pallet to create a brand new Museum Art style. Kaufman delved into his past subjects to create the concept. He mulled over his own painted icons, such as Frank Sinatra, Boxer Joe Louis, George Burns, Evel Knievel, and more, to come up with the ground plan for a masterpiece: a vast 400-foot x 15-foot painting that will incorporate more than 300 icons and headliners in Caesars Palace's past. What's more, the living icons will have room to autograph the painting, making it the first priceless Museum Art piece of its kind, which depends upon such interaction from its own subjects! And this was just the beginning.

Truly a masterpiece in the making! This new Museum Art piece would create not only a new point of view in Pop Art, but also a historic benchmark for the grandest Las Vegas casino of all - Caesars Palace.

The Artist Toils.

Kaufman immediately set out to push himself and his new art to the next level -- creating the giant work entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History." Looking at the 400-foot x 15-foot wall in Caesars' casino, where his Museum Art piece would be hung, Kaufman knew his work would bring Caesars' history and future together. But this new work would only succeed if the painting forced the observers to participate. By seeking to draw viewers into the painting itself, he chose common objects and made them very special. For example, Kaufman used 80 pairs of real boxing gloves, with one of each of the l60 world title fights painted on each glove. Next, the gloves would actually be signed by the world title championship boxers who won the fights, adding both history and flesh and blood to the painting. To add even more life, a 24-foot x 24-foot canvass that Tommy "Hit Man" Hearns and "Sugar" Ray Leonard fought on would be painted with scenes of their boxing rounds -- and signed by both boxers -- bringing the viewer, the subject and the event into one place and time. This new Museum Art piece was evolving into more than a multi-media mural -- it would be a new Pop Art experience!

Next, to expand the new style, Kaufman painted 6 real heavyweight bags, hung from the ceiling, and 11 speed bags depicting Pop Art friezes of the world title fights held at Caesars, in an art-telling-a-story series. Next, he added 6 motorcycle helmets painted to look like Evel & Robbie Knievel helmets, further mixing 3D art and painting. With every experiment, Kaufman pushed the envelope of subject, medium, and other art elements, to create a one-of-a-kind experience that leaps off the walls of Caesars Palace into the imagination of the viewer.

Like other classic artists before him (Picasso, Van Gogh, etc.), Kaufman will unveil to the world a new living art form. Gaining the attention of the comtemporary world, he will prove his place as a mirror of his time.

Kaufman Does It "His Way."

"Steve Kaufman, a Pop Art master, is often quoted, debated, questioned, praised, and, yes, sometimes ridiculed for his bold views. But one thing remains clear, his drive to create art "His Way" is unwavering.

Kaufman says, "I have no other choice but to create. I always push myself to the next level. There are over 300 different colors of red, and there are a million ways to see the red apple in the painting. Art is about creating the different choices." Like a true artist, Kaufman challenges that which is the essence of art. Kaufman has stated, "A painting doesn't have to be on canvas to be an original. It just seems that a lot of art is being created just on canvass, but it doesn't seem to be original."

Kaufman continues to take risks, blending different styles, mediums and mages to continue reinventing Pop Art. Kaufman has always said, "Why ever stay the same?"

When Kaufman took on the Caesars Palace project, he was forced to think outside his usual medium, the screen print canvass, and create a new style in a unique venue, with a challenging viewing public -- in one of the world's largest and busiest casinos! To make matters more challenging, he was forced to compete in a "head-to-head" competition with Van Gogh and Picasso works being exhibited in two rival Las Vegas hotels. But, like the boxers he depicts, Kaufman not only provides a knockout punch, he gives his audiences the only true living artistic experience in Las Vegas. Once again, Kaufman has indeed done it "His Way."
Steve Kaufman's Museum Art piece, entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History," will join his other Caesars work, the "September 11th Memorial." Kaufman's goal is to leave an indelible mark on Caesars Palace and our times.

Caesars Palace Museum Art


"Steve Kaufman’s 35th year Caesars Palace Casino mural that was 500 feet long by 25 feet high drew over 10 million visitors to the casino to view it the first 4 months. This was after 9-11 when most people stayed home and didn’t travel. Our marketing department did the research that in November 2001 to February 2002, more people came to see the Caesars mural than Bellagio’s casino Picasso show, Guggenheim at the Venetian casino, and all museums in the USA combined. The mural had over 11,000 media hits from local TV to global press, with articles being printed as far Japan. This might have been because the 9-11 mural that Steve Kaufman displayed 2 months before that drew millions of visitors."

– John Jagger, VP at Caesars Palace


Read related articles by Bill Martin, "Caesars Legend Reigns" and
"The Artist Toils" 
in the Life Stories section of this website.


Please note that the artwork on this website is not for sale.  For reputable gallery and sales information, please contact Bob Womack at BWSAKART@aol.com or Diana Vachier at inquiries@stevekaufmanart.com
By Bill Martin Caesars' legend reigns.

This is Caesars Palace. Frank Sinatra and George Burns performed at here, along with all the big time movie stars and singers, at one time or another. 160 World Title Boxing Fights were held here. Evel Knievel crashed here, but his son, Robbie Knievel, didn't. The U.S. Davis Cup tennis matches were held here, along with Grand Prix's, Rodeos, Hulk Hogan matches, ice-skating finals, Hockey, and much more. But while most people know Caesars' glorious past, many do not know its even brighter future. That future has arrived.

For, while some new hotels on the Las Vegas strip add lions, roller coasters, or an art collection of Picasso, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol. Caesars is the first to break ground with the artist of the new millennium -- Steve Kaufman.

Steve Kaufman is following in the footsteps of artist LeRoy Neiman. Like Neiman, Caesars Palace has commissioned Kaufman to paint a master work "the 35 year history of Caesars Palace. Kaufman was awarded the famous Picasso Ring by the Picasso Academy of Fine Art in Spain, honoring with the "spirit of Picasso." The New York Times once wrote, "Steve Kaufman's body of artwork rivals Picasso's at the same age." The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam even asked Kaufman (the only American ever asked) to paint a Van Gogh portrait, to be used for its logo museum poster.

For Steve Kaufman -- who once worked with Andy Warhol -- the future of Pop Art, and now Caesars Palace, is a grand canvass only he can paint.

Caesars hires the Master.

When Caesars commissioned Kaufman to paint a portrait for Caesars' 35 year history, Kaufman knew he must create something special. Afterall, the painting must rival the art being shown at the nearby Guggenheim Museum and Bellagio exhibit, both multi-million dollar priceless art exhibits on the Las Vegas strip. Kaufman, who has 14 different bodies of art styles to his credit, knew he must create a new style. Kaufman calls this new style, "Museum Art." Through his process of discovery, he is only now beginning to fully explore "Museum Art." But should this new Caesars work be just a painting? Should it be 3D? Or something else?

Kaufman is exploring the possibilities, challenging art in every new inception. Like Picasso's various styles, such as his Blue period, Cubic, and others, Kaufman looked deep into his own stylistic pallet to create a brand new Museum Art style. Kaufman delved into his past subjects to create the concept. He mulled over his own painted icons, such as Frank Sinatra, Boxer Joe Louis, George Burns, Evel Knievel, and more, to come up with the ground plan for a masterpiece: a vast 400-foot x 15-foot painting that will incorporate more than 300 icons and headliners in Caesars Palace's past. What's more, the living icons will have room to autograph the painting, making it the first priceless Museum Art piece of its kind, which depends upon such interaction from its own subjects! And this was just the beginning.

Truly a masterpiece in the making! This new Museum Art piece would create not only a new point of view in Pop Art, but also a historic benchmark for the grandest Las Vegas casino of all - Caesars Palace.

The Artist Toils.

Kaufman immediately set out to push himself and his new art to the next level -- creating the giant work entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History." Looking at the 400-foot x 15-foot wall in Caesars' casino, where his Museum Art piece would be hung, Kaufman knew his work would bring Caesars' history and future together. But this new work would only succeed if the painting forced the observers to participate. By seeking to draw viewers into the painting itself, he chose common objects and made them very special. For example, Kaufman used 80 pairs of real boxing gloves, with one of each of the l60 world title fights painted on each glove. Next, the gloves would actually be signed by the world title championship boxers who won the fights, adding both history and flesh and blood to the painting. To add even more life, a 24-foot x 24-foot canvass that Tommy "Hit Man" Hearns and "Sugar" Ray Leonard fought on would be painted with scenes of their boxing rounds -- and signed by both boxers -- bringing the viewer, the subject and the event into one place and time. This new Museum Art piece was evolving into more than a multi-media mural -- it would be a new Pop Art experience!

Next, to expand the new style, Kaufman painted 6 real heavyweight bags, hung from the ceiling, and 11 speed bags depicting Pop Art friezes of the world title fights held at Caesars, in an art-telling-a-story series. Next, he added 6 motorcycle helmets painted to look like Evel & Robbie Knievel helmets, further mixing 3D art and painting. With every experiment, Kaufman pushed the envelope of subject, medium, and other art elements, to create a one-of-a-kind experience that leaps off the walls of Caesars Palace into the imagination of the viewer.

Like other classic artists before him (Picasso, Van Gogh, etc.), Kaufman will unveil to the world a new living art form. Gaining the attention of the comtemporary world, he will prove his place as a mirror of his time.

Kaufman Does It "His Way."

"Steve Kaufman, a Pop Art master, is often quoted, debated, questioned, praised, and, yes, sometimes ridiculed for his bold views. But one thing remains clear, his drive to create art "His Way" is unwavering.

Kaufman says, "I have no other choice but to create. I always push myself to the next level. There are over 300 different colors of red, and there are a million ways to see the red apple in the painting. Art is about creating the different choices." Like a true artist, Kaufman challenges that which is the essence of art. Kaufman has stated, "A painting doesn't have to be on canvas to be an original. It just seems that a lot of art is being created just on canvass, but it doesn't seem to be original."

Kaufman continues to take risks, blending different styles, mediums and mages to continue reinventing Pop Art. Kaufman has always said, "Why ever stay the same?"

When Kaufman took on the Caesars Palace project, he was forced to think outside his usual medium, the screen print canvass, and create a new style in a unique venue, with a challenging viewing public -- in one of the world's largest and busiest casinos! To make matters more challenging, he was forced to compete in a "head-to-head" competition with Van Gogh and Picasso works being exhibited in two rival Las Vegas hotels. But, like the boxers he depicts, Kaufman not only provides a knockout punch, he gives his audiences the only true living artistic experience in Las Vegas. Once again, Kaufman has indeed done it "His Way."
Steve Kaufman's Museum Art piece, entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History," will join his other Caesars work, the "September 11th Memorial." Kaufman's goal is to leave an indelible mark on Caesars Palace and our times.
By Bill Martin Caesars' legend reigns.

This is Caesars Palace. Frank Sinatra and George Burns performed at here, along with all the big time movie stars and singers, at one time or another. 160 World Title Boxing Fights were held here. Evel Knievel crashed here, but his son, Robbie Knievel, didn't. The U.S. Davis Cup tennis matches were held here, along with Grand Prix's, Rodeos, Hulk Hogan matches, ice-skating finals, Hockey, and much more. But while most people know Caesars' glorious past, many do not know its even brighter future. That future has arrived.

For, while some new hotels on the Las Vegas strip add lions, roller coasters, or an art collection of Picasso, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol. Caesars is the first to break ground with the artist of the new millennium -- Steve Kaufman.

Steve Kaufman is following in the footsteps of artist LeRoy Neiman. Like Neiman, Caesars Palace has commissioned Kaufman to paint a master work "the 35 year history of Caesars Palace. Kaufman was awarded the famous Picasso Ring by the Picasso Academy of Fine Art in Spain, honoring with the "spirit of Picasso." The New York Times once wrote, "Steve Kaufman's body of artwork rivals Picasso's at the same age." The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam even asked Kaufman (the only American ever asked) to paint a Van Gogh portrait, to be used for its logo museum poster.

For Steve Kaufman -- who once worked with Andy Warhol -- the future of Pop Art, and now Caesars Palace, is a grand canvass only he can paint.

Caesars hires the Master.

When Caesars commissioned Kaufman to paint a portrait for Caesars' 35 year history, Kaufman knew he must create something special. Afterall, the painting must rival the art being shown at the nearby Guggenheim Museum and Bellagio exhibit, both multi-million dollar priceless art exhibits on the Las Vegas strip. Kaufman, who has 14 different bodies of art styles to his credit, knew he must create a new style. Kaufman calls this new style, "Museum Art." Through his process of discovery, he is only now beginning to fully explore "Museum Art." But should this new Caesars work be just a painting? Should it be 3D? Or something else?

Kaufman is exploring the possibilities, challenging art in every new inception. Like Picasso's various styles, such as his Blue period, Cubic, and others, Kaufman looked deep into his own stylistic pallet to create a brand new Museum Art style. Kaufman delved into his past subjects to create the concept. He mulled over his own painted icons, such as Frank Sinatra, Boxer Joe Louis, George Burns, Evel Knievel, and more, to come up with the ground plan for a masterpiece: a vast 400-foot x 15-foot painting that will incorporate more than 300 icons and headliners in Caesars Palace's past. What's more, the living icons will have room to autograph the painting, making it the first priceless Museum Art piece of its kind, which depends upon such interaction from its own subjects! And this was just the beginning.

Truly a masterpiece in the making! This new Museum Art piece would create not only a new point of view in Pop Art, but also a historic benchmark for the grandest Las Vegas casino of all - Caesars Palace.

The Artist Toils.

Kaufman immediately set out to push himself and his new art to the next level -- creating the giant work entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History." Looking at the 400-foot x 15-foot wall in Caesars' casino, where his Museum Art piece would be hung, Kaufman knew his work would bring Caesars' history and future together. But this new work would only succeed if the painting forced the observers to participate. By seeking to draw viewers into the painting itself, he chose common objects and made them very special. For example, Kaufman used 80 pairs of real boxing gloves, with one of each of the l60 world title fights painted on each glove. Next, the gloves would actually be signed by the world title championship boxers who won the fights, adding both history and flesh and blood to the painting. To add even more life, a 24-foot x 24-foot canvass that Tommy "Hit Man" Hearns and "Sugar" Ray Leonard fought on would be painted with scenes of their boxing rounds -- and signed by both boxers -- bringing the viewer, the subject and the event into one place and time. This new Museum Art piece was evolving into more than a multi-media mural -- it would be a new Pop Art experience!

Next, to expand the new style, Kaufman painted 6 real heavyweight bags, hung from the ceiling, and 11 speed bags depicting Pop Art friezes of the world title fights held at Caesars, in an art-telling-a-story series. Next, he added 6 motorcycle helmets painted to look like Evel & Robbie Knievel helmets, further mixing 3D art and painting. With every experiment, Kaufman pushed the envelope of subject, medium, and other art elements, to create a one-of-a-kind experience that leaps off the walls of Caesars Palace into the imagination of the viewer.

Like other classic artists before him (Picasso, Van Gogh, etc.), Kaufman will unveil to the world a new living art form. Gaining the attention of the comtemporary world, he will prove his place as a mirror of his time.

Kaufman Does It "His Way."

"Steve Kaufman, a Pop Art master, is often quoted, debated, questioned, praised, and, yes, sometimes ridiculed for his bold views. But one thing remains clear, his drive to create art "His Way" is unwavering.

Kaufman says, "I have no other choice but to create. I always push myself to the next level. There are over 300 different colors of red, and there are a million ways to see the red apple in the painting. Art is about creating the different choices." Like a true artist, Kaufman challenges that which is the essence of art. Kaufman has stated, "A painting doesn't have to be on canvas to be an original. It just seems that a lot of art is being created just on canvass, but it doesn't seem to be original."

Kaufman continues to take risks, blending different styles, mediums and mages to continue reinventing Pop Art. Kaufman has always said, "Why ever stay the same?"

When Kaufman took on the Caesars Palace project, he was forced to think outside his usual medium, the screen print canvass, and create a new style in a unique venue, with a challenging viewing public -- in one of the world's largest and busiest casinos! To make matters more challenging, he was forced to compete in a "head-to-head" competition with Van Gogh and Picasso works being exhibited in two rival Las Vegas hotels. But, like the boxers he depicts, Kaufman not only provides a knockout punch, he gives his audiences the only true living artistic experience in Las Vegas. Once again, Kaufman has indeed done it "His Way."
Steve Kaufman's Museum Art piece, entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History," will join his other Caesars work, the "September 11th Memorial." Kaufman's goal is to leave an indelible mark on Caesars Palace and our times.
By Bill Martin Caesars' legend reigns.

This is Caesars Palace. Frank Sinatra and George Burns performed at here, along with all the big time movie stars and singers, at one time or another. 160 World Title Boxing Fights were held here. Evel Knievel crashed here, but his son, Robbie Knievel, didn't. The U.S. Davis Cup tennis matches were held here, along with Grand Prix's, Rodeos, Hulk Hogan matches, ice-skating finals, Hockey, and much more. But while most people know Caesars' glorious past, many do not know its even brighter future. That future has arrived.

For, while some new hotels on the Las Vegas strip add lions, roller coasters, or an art collection of Picasso, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol. Caesars is the first to break ground with the artist of the new millennium -- Steve Kaufman.

Steve Kaufman is following in the footsteps of artist LeRoy Neiman. Like Neiman, Caesars Palace has commissioned Kaufman to paint a master work "the 35 year history of Caesars Palace. Kaufman was awarded the famous Picasso Ring by the Picasso Academy of Fine Art in Spain, honoring with the "spirit of Picasso." The New York Times once wrote, "Steve Kaufman's body of artwork rivals Picasso's at the same age." The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam even asked Kaufman (the only American ever asked) to paint a Van Gogh portrait, to be used for its logo museum poster.

For Steve Kaufman -- who once worked with Andy Warhol -- the future of Pop Art, and now Caesars Palace, is a grand canvass only he can paint.

Caesars hires the Master.

When Caesars commissioned Kaufman to paint a portrait for Caesars' 35 year history, Kaufman knew he must create something special. Afterall, the painting must rival the art being shown at the nearby Guggenheim Museum and Bellagio exhibit, both multi-million dollar priceless art exhibits on the Las Vegas strip. Kaufman, who has 14 different bodies of art styles to his credit, knew he must create a new style. Kaufman calls this new style, "Museum Art." Through his process of discovery, he is only now beginning to fully explore "Museum Art." But should this new Caesars work be just a painting? Should it be 3D? Or something else?

Kaufman is exploring the possibilities, challenging art in every new inception. Like Picasso's various styles, such as his Blue period, Cubic, and others, Kaufman looked deep into his own stylistic pallet to create a brand new Museum Art style. Kaufman delved into his past subjects to create the concept. He mulled over his own painted icons, such as Frank Sinatra, Boxer Joe Louis, George Burns, Evel Knievel, and more, to come up with the ground plan for a masterpiece: a vast 400-foot x 15-foot painting that will incorporate more than 300 icons and headliners in Caesars Palace's past. What's more, the living icons will have room to autograph the painting, making it the first priceless Museum Art piece of its kind, which depends upon such interaction from its own subjects! And this was just the beginning.

Truly a masterpiece in the making! This new Museum Art piece would create not only a new point of view in Pop Art, but also a historic benchmark for the grandest Las Vegas casino of all - Caesars Palace.

The Artist Toils.

Kaufman immediately set out to push himself and his new art to the next level -- creating the giant work entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History." Looking at the 400-foot x 15-foot wall in Caesars' casino, where his Museum Art piece would be hung, Kaufman knew his work would bring Caesars' history and future together. But this new work would only succeed if the painting forced the observers to participate. By seeking to draw viewers into the painting itself, he chose common objects and made them very special. For example, Kaufman used 80 pairs of real boxing gloves, with one of each of the l60 world title fights painted on each glove. Next, the gloves would actually be signed by the world title championship boxers who won the fights, adding both history and flesh and blood to the painting. To add even more life, a 24-foot x 24-foot canvass that Tommy "Hit Man" Hearns and "Sugar" Ray Leonard fought on would be painted with scenes of their boxing rounds -- and signed by both boxers -- bringing the viewer, the subject and the event into one place and time. This new Museum Art piece was evolving into more than a multi-media mural -- it would be a new Pop Art experience!

Next, to expand the new style, Kaufman painted 6 real heavyweight bags, hung from the ceiling, and 11 speed bags depicting Pop Art friezes of the world title fights held at Caesars, in an art-telling-a-story series. Next, he added 6 motorcycle helmets painted to look like Evel & Robbie Knievel helmets, further mixing 3D art and painting. With every experiment, Kaufman pushed the envelope of subject, medium, and other art elements, to create a one-of-a-kind experience that leaps off the walls of Caesars Palace into the imagination of the viewer.

Like other classic artists before him (Picasso, Van Gogh, etc.), Kaufman will unveil to the world a new living art form. Gaining the attention of the comtemporary world, he will prove his place as a mirror of his time.

Kaufman Does It "His Way."

"Steve Kaufman, a Pop Art master, is often quoted, debated, questioned, praised, and, yes, sometimes ridiculed for his bold views. But one thing remains clear, his drive to create art "His Way" is unwavering.

Kaufman says, "I have no other choice but to create. I always push myself to the next level. There are over 300 different colors of red, and there are a million ways to see the red apple in the painting. Art is about creating the different choices." Like a true artist, Kaufman challenges that which is the essence of art. Kaufman has stated, "A painting doesn't have to be on canvas to be an original. It just seems that a lot of art is being created just on canvass, but it doesn't seem to be original."

Kaufman continues to take risks, blending different styles, mediums and mages to continue reinventing Pop Art. Kaufman has always said, "Why ever stay the same?"

When Kaufman took on the Caesars Palace project, he was forced to think outside his usual medium, the screen print canvass, and create a new style in a unique venue, with a challenging viewing public -- in one of the world's largest and busiest casinos! To make matters more challenging, he was forced to compete in a "head-to-head" competition with Van Gogh and Picasso works being exhibited in two rival Las Vegas hotels. But, like the boxers he depicts, Kaufman not only provides a knockout punch, he gives his audiences the only true living artistic experience in Las Vegas. Once again, Kaufman has indeed done it "His Way."
Steve Kaufman's Museum Art piece, entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History," will join his other Caesars work, the "September 11th Memorial." Kaufman's goal is to leave an indelible mark on Caesars Palace and our times.
By Bill Martin Caesars' legend reigns.

This is Caesars Palace. Frank Sinatra and George Burns performed at here, along with all the big time movie stars and singers, at one time or another. 160 World Title Boxing Fights were held here. Evel Knievel crashed here, but his son, Robbie Knievel, didn't. The U.S. Davis Cup tennis matches were held here, along with Grand Prix's, Rodeos, Hulk Hogan matches, ice-skating finals, Hockey, and much more. But while most people know Caesars' glorious past, many do not know its even brighter future. That future has arrived.

For, while some new hotels on the Las Vegas strip add lions, roller coasters, or an art collection of Picasso, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol. Caesars is the first to break ground with the artist of the new millennium -- Steve Kaufman.

Steve Kaufman is following in the footsteps of artist LeRoy Neiman. Like Neiman, Caesars Palace has commissioned Kaufman to paint a master work "the 35 year history of Caesars Palace. Kaufman was awarded the famous Picasso Ring by the Picasso Academy of Fine Art in Spain, honoring with the "spirit of Picasso." The New York Times once wrote, "Steve Kaufman's body of artwork rivals Picasso's at the same age." The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam even asked Kaufman (the only American ever asked) to paint a Van Gogh portrait, to be used for its logo museum poster.

For Steve Kaufman -- who once worked with Andy Warhol -- the future of Pop Art, and now Caesars Palace, is a grand canvass only he can paint.

Caesars hires the Master.

When Caesars commissioned Kaufman to paint a portrait for Caesars' 35 year history, Kaufman knew he must create something special. Afterall, the painting must rival the art being shown at the nearby Guggenheim Museum and Bellagio exhibit, both multi-million dollar priceless art exhibits on the Las Vegas strip. Kaufman, who has 14 different bodies of art styles to his credit, knew he must create a new style. Kaufman calls this new style, "Museum Art." Through his process of discovery, he is only now beginning to fully explore "Museum Art." But should this new Caesars work be just a painting? Should it be 3D? Or something else?

Kaufman is exploring the possibilities, challenging art in every new inception. Like Picasso's various styles, such as his Blue period, Cubic, and others, Kaufman looked deep into his own stylistic pallet to create a brand new Museum Art style. Kaufman delved into his past subjects to create the concept. He mulled over his own painted icons, such as Frank Sinatra, Boxer Joe Louis, George Burns, Evel Knievel, and more, to come up with the ground plan for a masterpiece: a vast 400-foot x 15-foot painting that will incorporate more than 300 icons and headliners in Caesars Palace's past. What's more, the living icons will have room to autograph the painting, making it the first priceless Museum Art piece of its kind, which depends upon such interaction from its own subjects! And this was just the beginning.

Truly a masterpiece in the making! This new Museum Art piece would create not only a new point of view in Pop Art, but also a historic benchmark for the grandest Las Vegas casino of all - Caesars Palace.

The Artist Toils.

Kaufman immediately set out to push himself and his new art to the next level -- creating the giant work entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History." Looking at the 400-foot x 15-foot wall in Caesars' casino, where his Museum Art piece would be hung, Kaufman knew his work would bring Caesars' history and future together. But this new work would only succeed if the painting forced the observers to participate. By seeking to draw viewers into the painting itself, he chose common objects and made them very special. For example, Kaufman used 80 pairs of real boxing gloves, with one of each of the l60 world title fights painted on each glove. Next, the gloves would actually be signed by the world title championship boxers who won the fights, adding both history and flesh and blood to the painting. To add even more life, a 24-foot x 24-foot canvass that Tommy "Hit Man" Hearns and "Sugar" Ray Leonard fought on would be painted with scenes of their boxing rounds -- and signed by both boxers -- bringing the viewer, the subject and the event into one place and time. This new Museum Art piece was evolving into more than a multi-media mural -- it would be a new Pop Art experience!

Next, to expand the new style, Kaufman painted 6 real heavyweight bags, hung from the ceiling, and 11 speed bags depicting Pop Art friezes of the world title fights held at Caesars, in an art-telling-a-story series. Next, he added 6 motorcycle helmets painted to look like Evel & Robbie Knievel helmets, further mixing 3D art and painting. With every experiment, Kaufman pushed the envelope of subject, medium, and other art elements, to create a one-of-a-kind experience that leaps off the walls of Caesars Palace into the imagination of the viewer.

Like other classic artists before him (Picasso, Van Gogh, etc.), Kaufman will unveil to the world a new living art form. Gaining the attention of the comtemporary world, he will prove his place as a mirror of his time.

Kaufman Does It "His Way."

"Steve Kaufman, a Pop Art master, is often quoted, debated, questioned, praised, and, yes, sometimes ridiculed for his bold views. But one thing remains clear, his drive to create art "His Way" is unwavering.

Kaufman says, "I have no other choice but to create. I always push myself to the next level. There are over 300 different colors of red, and there are a million ways to see the red apple in the painting. Art is about creating the different choices." Like a true artist, Kaufman challenges that which is the essence of art. Kaufman has stated, "A painting doesn't have to be on canvas to be an original. It just seems that a lot of art is being created just on canvass, but it doesn't seem to be original."

Kaufman continues to take risks, blending different styles, mediums and mages to continue reinventing Pop Art. Kaufman has always said, "Why ever stay the same?"

When Kaufman took on the Caesars Palace project, he was forced to think outside his usual medium, the screen print canvass, and create a new style in a unique venue, with a challenging viewing public -- in one of the world's largest and busiest casinos! To make matters more challenging, he was forced to compete in a "head-to-head" competition with Van Gogh and Picasso works being exhibited in two rival Las Vegas hotels. But, like the boxers he depicts, Kaufman not only provides a knockout punch, he gives his audiences the only true living artistic experience in Las Vegas. Once again, Kaufman has indeed done it "His Way."
Steve Kaufman's Museum Art piece, entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History," will join his other Caesars work, the "September 11th Memorial." Kaufman's goal is to leave an indelible mark on Caesars Palace and our times
By Bill Martin Caesars' legend reigns.

This is Caesars Palace. Frank Sinatra and George Burns performed at here, along with all the big time movie stars and singers, at one time or another. 160 World Title Boxing Fights were held here. Evel Knievel crashed here, but his son, Robbie Knievel, didn't. The U.S. Davis Cup tennis matches were held here, along with Grand Prix's, Rodeos, Hulk Hogan matches, ice-skating finals, Hockey, and much more. But while most people know Caesars' glorious past, many do not know its even brighter future. That future has arrived.

For, while some new hotels on the Las Vegas strip add lions, roller coasters, or an art collection of Picasso, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol. Caesars is the first to break ground with the artist of the new millennium -- Steve Kaufman.

Steve Kaufman is following in the footsteps of artist LeRoy Neiman. Like Neiman, Caesars Palace has commissioned Kaufman to paint a master work "the 35 year history of Caesars Palace. Kaufman was awarded the famous Picasso Ring by the Picasso Academy of Fine Art in Spain, honoring with the "spirit of Picasso." The New York Times once wrote, "Steve Kaufman's body of artwork rivals Picasso's at the same age." The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam even asked Kaufman (the only American ever asked) to paint a Van Gogh portrait, to be used for its logo museum poster.

For Steve Kaufman -- who once worked with Andy Warhol -- the future of Pop Art, and now Caesars Palace, is a grand canvass only he can paint.

Caesars hires the Master.

When Caesars commissioned Kaufman to paint a portrait for Caesars' 35 year history, Kaufman knew he must create something special. Afterall, the painting must rival the art being shown at the nearby Guggenheim Museum and Bellagio exhibit, both multi-million dollar priceless art exhibits on the Las Vegas strip. Kaufman, who has 14 different bodies of art styles to his credit, knew he must create a new style. Kaufman calls this new style, "Museum Art." Through his process of discovery, he is only now beginning to fully explore "Museum Art." But should this new Caesars work be just a painting? Should it be 3D? Or something else?

Kaufman is exploring the possibilities, challenging art in every new inception. Like Picasso's various styles, such as his Blue period, Cubic, and others, Kaufman looked deep into his own stylistic pallet to create a brand new Museum Art style. Kaufman delved into his past subjects to create the concept. He mulled over his own painted icons, such as Frank Sinatra, Boxer Joe Louis, George Burns, Evel Knievel, and more, to come up with the ground plan for a masterpiece: a vast 400-foot x 15-foot painting that will incorporate more than 300 icons and headliners in Caesars Palace's past. What's more, the living icons will have room to autograph the painting, making it the first priceless Museum Art piece of its kind, which depends upon such interaction from its own subjects! And this was just the beginning.

Truly a masterpiece in the making! This new Museum Art piece would create not only a new point of view in Pop Art, but also a historic benchmark for the grandest Las Vegas casino of all - Caesars Palace.

The Artist Toils.

Kaufman immediately set out to push himself and his new art to the next level -- creating the giant work entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History." Looking at the 400-foot x 15-foot wall in Caesars' casino, where his Museum Art piece would be hung, Kaufman knew his work would bring Caesars' history and future together. But this new work would only succeed if the painting forced the observers to participate. By seeking to draw viewers into the painting itself, he chose common objects and made them very special. For example, Kaufman used 80 pairs of real boxing gloves, with one of each of the l60 world title fights painted on each glove. Next, the gloves would actually be signed by the world title championship boxers who won the fights, adding both history and flesh and blood to the painting. To add even more life, a 24-foot x 24-foot canvass that Tommy "Hit Man" Hearns and "Sugar" Ray Leonard fought on would be painted with scenes of their boxing rounds -- and signed by both boxers -- bringing the viewer, the subject and the event into one place and time. This new Museum Art piece was evolving into more than a multi-media mural -- it would be a new Pop Art experience!

Next, to expand the new style, Kaufman painted 6 real heavyweight bags, hung from the ceiling, and 11 speed bags depicting Pop Art friezes of the world title fights held at Caesars, in an art-telling-a-story series. Next, he added 6 motorcycle helmets painted to look like Evel & Robbie Knievel helmets, further mixing 3D art and painting. With every experiment, Kaufman pushed the envelope of subject, medium, and other art elements, to create a one-of-a-kind experience that leaps off the walls of Caesars Palace into the imagination of the viewer.

Like other classic artists before him (Picasso, Van Gogh, etc.), Kaufman will unveil to the world a new living art form. Gaining the attention of the comtemporary world, he will prove his place as a mirror of his time.

Kaufman Does It "His Way."

"Steve Kaufman, a Pop Art master, is often quoted, debated, questioned, praised, and, yes, sometimes ridiculed for his bold views. But one thing remains clear, his drive to create art "His Way" is unwavering.

Kaufman says, "I have no other choice but to create. I always push myself to the next level. There are over 300 different colors of red, and there are a million ways to see the red apple in the painting. Art is about creating the different choices." Like a true artist, Kaufman challenges that which is the essence of art. Kaufman has stated, "A painting doesn't have to be on canvas to be an original. It just seems that a lot of art is being created just on canvass, but it doesn't seem to be original."

Kaufman continues to take risks, blending different styles, mediums and mages to continue reinventing Pop Art. Kaufman has always said, "Why ever stay the same?"

When Kaufman took on the Caesars Palace project, he was forced to think outside his usual medium, the screen print canvass, and create a new style in a unique venue, with a challenging viewing public -- in one of the world's largest and busiest casinos! To make matters more challenging, he was forced to compete in a "head-to-head" competition with Van Gogh and Picasso works being exhibited in two rival Las Vegas hotels. But, like the boxers he depicts, Kaufman not only provides a knockout punch, he gives his audiences the only true living artistic experience in Las Vegas. Once again, Kaufman has indeed done it "His Way."
Steve Kaufman's Museum Art piece, entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History," will join his other Caesars work, the "September 11th Memorial." Kaufman's goal is to leave an indelible mark on Caesars Palace and our times.
By Bill Martin Caesars' legend reigns.

This is Caesars Palace. Frank Sinatra and George Burns performed at here, along with all the big time movie stars and singers, at one time or another. 160 World Title Boxing Fights were held here. Evel Knievel crashed here, but his son, Robbie Knievel, didn't. The U.S. Davis Cup tennis matches were held here, along with Grand Prix's, Rodeos, Hulk Hogan matches, ice-skating finals, Hockey, and much more. But while most people know Caesars' glorious past, many do not know its even brighter future. That future has arrived.

For, while some new hotels on the Las Vegas strip add lions, roller coasters, or an art collection of Picasso, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol. Caesars is the first to break ground with the artist of the new millennium -- Steve Kaufman.

Steve Kaufman is following in the footsteps of artist LeRoy Neiman. Like Neiman, Caesars Palace has commissioned Kaufman to paint a master work "the 35 year history of Caesars Palace. Kaufman was awarded the famous Picasso Ring by the Picasso Academy of Fine Art in Spain, honoring with the "spirit of Picasso." The New York Times once wrote, "Steve Kaufman's body of artwork rivals Picasso's at the same age." The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam even asked Kaufman (the only American ever asked) to paint a Van Gogh portrait, to be used for its logo museum poster.

For Steve Kaufman -- who once worked with Andy Warhol -- the future of Pop Art, and now Caesars Palace, is a grand canvass only he can paint.

Caesars hires the Master.

When Caesars commissioned Kaufman to paint a portrait for Caesars' 35 year history, Kaufman knew he must create something special. Afterall, the painting must rival the art being shown at the nearby Guggenheim Museum and Bellagio exhibit, both multi-million dollar priceless art exhibits on the Las Vegas strip. Kaufman, who has 14 different bodies of art styles to his credit, knew he must create a new style. Kaufman calls this new style, "Museum Art." Through his process of discovery, he is only now beginning to fully explore "Museum Art." But should this new Caesars work be just a painting? Should it be 3D? Or something else?

Kaufman is exploring the possibilities, challenging art in every new inception. Like Picasso's various styles, such as his Blue period, Cubic, and others, Kaufman looked deep into his own stylistic pallet to create a brand new Museum Art style. Kaufman delved into his past subjects to create the concept. He mulled over his own painted icons, such as Frank Sinatra, Boxer Joe Louis, George Burns, Evel Knievel, and more, to come up with the ground plan for a masterpiece: a vast 400-foot x 15-foot painting that will incorporate more than 300 icons and headliners in Caesars Palace's past. What's more, the living icons will have room to autograph the painting, making it the first priceless Museum Art piece of its kind, which depends upon such interaction from its own subjects! And this was just the beginning.

Truly a masterpiece in the making! This new Museum Art piece would create not only a new point of view in Pop Art, but also a historic benchmark for the grandest Las Vegas casino of all - Caesars Palace.

The Artist Toils.

Kaufman immediately set out to push himself and his new art to the next level -- creating the giant work entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History." Looking at the 400-foot x 15-foot wall in Caesars' casino, where his Museum Art piece would be hung, Kaufman knew his work would bring Caesars' history and future together. But this new work would only succeed if the painting forced the observers to participate. By seeking to draw viewers into the painting itself, he chose common objects and made them very special. For example, Kaufman used 80 pairs of real boxing gloves, with one of each of the l60 world title fights painted on each glove. Next, the gloves would actually be signed by the world title championship boxers who won the fights, adding both history and flesh and blood to the painting. To add even more life, a 24-foot x 24-foot canvass that Tommy "Hit Man" Hearns and "Sugar" Ray Leonard fought on would be painted with scenes of their boxing rounds -- and signed by both boxers -- bringing the viewer, the subject and the event into one place and time. This new Museum Art piece was evolving into more than a multi-media mural -- it would be a new Pop Art experience!

Next, to expand the new style, Kaufman painted 6 real heavyweight bags, hung from the ceiling, and 11 speed bags depicting Pop Art friezes of the world title fights held at Caesars, in an art-telling-a-story series. Next, he added 6 motorcycle helmets painted to look like Evel & Robbie Knievel helmets, further mixing 3D art and painting. With every experiment, Kaufman pushed the envelope of subject, medium, and other art elements, to create a one-of-a-kind experience that leaps off the walls of Caesars Palace into the imagination of the viewer.

Like other classic artists before him (Picasso, Van Gogh, etc.), Kaufman will unveil to the world a new living art form. Gaining the attention of the comtemporary world, he will prove his place as a mirror of his time.

Kaufman Does It "His Way."

"Steve Kaufman, a Pop Art master, is often quoted, debated, questioned, praised, and, yes, sometimes ridiculed for his bold views. But one thing remains clear, his drive to create art "His Way" is unwavering.

Kaufman says, "I have no other choice but to create. I always push myself to the next level. There are over 300 different colors of red, and there are a million ways to see the red apple in the painting. Art is about creating the different choices." Like a true artist, Kaufman challenges that which is the essence of art. Kaufman has stated, "A painting doesn't have to be on canvas to be an original. It just seems that a lot of art is being created just on canvass, but it doesn't seem to be original."

Kaufman continues to take risks, blending different styles, mediums and mages to continue reinventing Pop Art. Kaufman has always said, "Why ever stay the same?"

When Kaufman took on the Caesars Palace project, he was forced to think outside his usual medium, the screen print canvass, and create a new style in a unique venue, with a challenging viewing public -- in one of the world's largest and busiest casinos! To make matters more challenging, he was forced to compete in a "head-to-head" competition with Van Gogh and Picasso works being exhibited in two rival Las Vegas hotels. But, like the boxers he depicts, Kaufman not only provides a knockout punch, he gives his audiences the only true living artistic experience in Las Vegas. Once again, Kaufman has indeed done it "His Way."
Steve Kaufman's Museum Art piece, entitled, "Caesars 35 Year History," will join his other Caesars work, the "September 11th Memorial." Kaufman's goal is to leave an indelible mark on Caesars Palace and our times.