Muhammad Ali - Autographed Olympic Collection

Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay - Olympic Collection 0006
Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay - Olympic Collection 0006
36" x 36"
Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay - Olympic Collection 0007
Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay - Olympic Collection 0007
36" x 36"
Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay - Olympic Collection 0013
Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay - Olympic Collection 0013
36" x 36"

What is Museum Art?

It’s a style, and subject matter not created or seen before, involving the combined experience and makes the viewer participate. Steve Kaufman always pushes the art world, and asks, “why not?” Van Gogh’s brush strokes were the Museum Art of his time. Picasso’s blue period, bullfights, cubic and 30 other styles he developed during his career, were all Museum Art of his time. When an artist paints only one image on canvas, the painting is called an original, but Kaufman feels as a true artist you must always change your images and style. 6 years ago Kaufman created his Comic Book Pop art using comic book super heroes (Superman, Spiderman to name a few) as his icon images. 5 years ago he recreated the term, “embellish,” by hand painting each of his limited editions. In his embellished editions there are no 2 paintings 100% alike.

With Museum Art there will never be an edition created, but simply 1 painting at a time, with one image. When the art is sold, it is gone from the public view & becomes the property of the private collector. Kaufman’s Museum Art takes 4-6 months to create 1 painting, so they will be rare indeed.

Considered one of the top "pop" artists in the world, Steve Kaufman's silk-screened canvases should instantly bring to mind the work of the most famous pop artist of all time, Andy Warhol. This is no coincidence. For the better part of a decade, the young Kaufman was a friend and apprentice of the great Warhol, gaining such trust from both the artist and his supporters that Kaufman finished a number of Warhol's incomplete commissions after the master's passing. Yet, while the influence is undeniable, Kaufman's work takes the genre's sophistication a step further, bringing the image into a greater context through a sort of "collage philosophy" that's apparent in the offered work. Steve Kaufman's talents are proudly represented in such collections as Calvin Klein's and Steve Rubell's, among many other renowned patrons. As well, he's provided compositions for Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace, The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, and the Vincent van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

In 1996, Kaufman was commissioned to create a limited edition series of Muhammad Ali portraits titled "The Greatest." Ali himself said of the series, "The style and dynamic color that Steve Kaufman used in these portraits really captures the memory of my boxing career. These are the best I've ever seen." Kaufman completes each print individually with a combination of silk screening and hand-painted touches, providing each one to express a greater sense of immediacy and fluid meaning. Kaufman added his initials to the verso of this Near Mint canvas. The display is as it would come from the artist - stretched across a traditional wood frame.

And in acknowledging his approval, Ali signed each piece. Placed in gold felt tip, the signature merits about "8". You can view Muhammad Ali actually signing each piece of canvas on your own DVD. In addition you will receive a Certificate of Tirage from the artist himself.

 
When you purchase a signed Muhammad Ali, not only do you receive a Certificate of Tirage from the Artist, you also receive your own one hour DVD of Muhammad Ali actually signing each piece of artwork. This DVD is copyright of and only available from Global Art & Collectibles, LLC.
A Certificate of Tirage is a legal document, issued by the Artist, attesting to the authenticity of the painting. In fact, the word "tirage" is French for "a printing." This document provides the buyer with information on the year the print was pulled, size of the edition, technique used in printing and so on. It's a little like getting the title to an automobile, and crucial for insurance purposes.