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Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Self-confessed ‘modern surrealist’, award-winning artist
and brother-in-law of Ronnie Wood, Paul Karslake can
never be said to conform to the preconception of an artist
struggling for inspiration and full of self-doubt, but instead
brims with inspiration and enthusiasm. His studio is a realm
of colourful works of art from many disciplines, which are
indicative of the scope of talent, this one-man exudes. In
1990 Paul had the honour of being elected as a Fellow of
the Royal Society of Arts.
From modern surrealism to photo-realism, Paul prides
himself on being able to work in any style and any medium.
Environmental issues, iconic heroes and human suffering
are subjects which often feature in his art. Still life, animals
and portraits are frequently interpreted with his own
Inspired by famous personalities whose imagery, persona
or music has survived, often against the odds, his collection
captures the first modern fashion icon of Audrey Hepburn,
the dark fascination of the Kray Twins, the enigmatic stare of
David’s Eye and the eternal survivor Keith Richards.
Paul’s original painting of Keith Richards commissioned by
Keith’s wife in 1998, was seen by Johnny Depp at Keith’s
home and quoted as the inspiration behind his Pirates of the
Caribbean’s character, Captain Jack Sparrow.
Paul Karslake Paul Karslake
1958 born The Evening Standard Environmental of direction and has seen him produc-
Award. ing contemporary abstract paintings for
1966 Won his first County Art Prize. hotels, clubs and restaurants around
Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society the country.
1976 Joined his father to work on of Arts.
design models for the Thames Flood 2003
he was awarded “Most Exciting Work”
1970’s: Exhibition at Derek Johns Ltd., St. at the Essex Open Art Exhibition.
Paul met Dali in Europe.
Commissions for the Michelin starred 2004
Within days of arriving in the States he Gordon Ramsay whose restaurant
was working on interior of clubs, and, Petrus in St. James’s is lined with large exhibiting at The Medici Galleries,
as his talent was identified, for Los Paul Karslake Still Lifes. Grafton Street, London W1
Angeles Art Studios, CBS Television and
Disney with whom, years later, he was Commissions for The Turf Club and 2005
to work on the film “The Black Caul- NABIM, both situated in London
dron” and the EuroDisney project. one man sell out show at the Hollywood
Exhibition at the Rupert Clevely owned Arms, Fulham attended by various
1980’s: The Bear in Clerkenwell celebrities
Paul developed a cult following for his 2001 2005
decorative designs and paintings on
scooters, particularly Lambrettas. Two paintings nominated for hanging at Paul was granted the honour of hav-
the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition ing an Arts Centre at The Cornelius
The 1980’s Vermuyden School and Arts Collage
Johnny Depp sees Paul’s paintings of named ‘The Karslake Centre’.
Paul formed The Art House to control Keith Richards dressed as a pirate,
his Fine Art, teaching and Commercial bases his character in the Pirates of 2006 - 2009
art interests. the Caribbean on that painting.
Focuses on new works, commissions
1990’s around the world and joins Daventer
2002 Fine Art.
Paul was commissioned by Wiggins
Group Plc., to produce a 650 foot long Paul was invited to sign with The 2009
artwork hoarding to surround their Bridgeman Art Library in London for
site at South Quay in London Dock- copyright and reproduction rights. His Exhibits at Top Marques Monaco
lands and for which he was awarded most recent work has meant a change
Former Assistant to Andy Warhol
Former assistant to renowned Pop Artist Andy Warhol,
Steve Kaufman...aka SAK...is considered one of the most
important and talked-about Pop artists or our time. He
had his first one-man show at the age of 8, received a
scholarship to The Parson’s School of Design at age 14, and
by age 16, participated in his first group show at the Whitney
Museum in New York. Kaufman’s first one-man show was
at a bank in the Bronx. The paintings were donated to the
Jewish Holocaust Museum of Art in Brooklyn. In 1972,
Kaufman was chosen along with nine other students from
NYC to participate in a cultural exchange between Japan and
the U.S., and was soon awarded a scholarship at Parson’s
School of Design for fine art and design.
Kaufman later enrolled in the School of Visual Arts in New
York and soon met Andy Warhol. Kaufman became Warhol’s
assistant at The Factory - Warhol’s famed fine art publishing
studio - Warhol was to have a profound influence over the
artist’s later work. The impact of celebrity on contemporary
culture intrigues Kaufman, thus famed faces of art, music
and film are often the subject of his artwork. Kaufman seeks
to discover society’s common denominators in his artwork
- the elements and individuals who generate an immediate
response from the viewer. Kaufman is an artistic journalist
commenting on history, both past and present. His dynamic
style often combines images of the world’s icons with
visual tapestries woven out of landmarks or other related
references to their celebrity.
Steve Kaufman Steve Kaufman
April 1957 - born the icons. Hires more than 100 of Los and Caesars 35 Year History”, a
Angeles’ ex-gang kids from prison to commemorative for Caesars’ history,
1965 - First art show aged 8 assist him in the studio. both hung in Caesars Palace, Las
Vegas. The “Caesars 35 Year History”,
1968 - Sponsored by a Jewish temple 1995 - Creates portraits of Muhammad is a 3D, 500-foot x 25-foot, painted
in the Bronx, creates Holocaust Ali and John Travolta, who autographed canvas on the wall.
paintings, later donated the paintings their editions. First artist to form a
to the Jewish holocaust museum in bridge between Marvel Comics (Spider- April 2003 - has a stroke, with
Brooklyn. Man) and DC Comics (Superman). cholesterol of 576. Told he flat line
Works with Stan Lee, who autographed died.
1978-81 - Enrolls in the School of the edition.
Visual Arts. Meets Andy Warhol, 2007 - Steve to create paintings
becomes his assistant at the Factory. 1996 - Contacted by the Sinatra Family wall of fame at MGM & the Hoya vs
Designs theme parties at Studio 54, about painting Mr. Sinatra’s portrait. Mayweather fight.
Mud Club, Underground, Magique. Sells Campbell’s Soup asks Steve to paint
his art to Calvin Klein and Steve Rubell. a limited edition to mark Campbell’s Nov 2007 - Five Europe art gallery
Meets Keith Haring at School of Visual Soup’s 100th Year Anniversary. Paints shows, London, Dublin Ireland, Basel
Arts (SVA) show. Participates in group Ali’s face on 500 boxing gloves, proving and Zurich Switzerland, Germany.
show at Club 57 with Haring. that art doesn’t have to be on canvas.
Creates Ali portrait for the 1996 2008 - Caesar Palace casino asked
1982 - Creates graphics for NBC’s Olympics. Ali signs the edition for the Steve to paint portraits of Cher, Bette
Saturday Night Live. Graduates from first time with both his Muslim name, Midler and Elton John, a sold out Japan
School of Visual Arts (SVA) with a BFA. Muhammad Ali, and his birth name, show, Las Vegas July 4 show where
Cassius Clay. Steve unveil his Stained glass art.
1986-88 - Forms SAK Studio.
1997-98 - Tina Sinatra features portrait Jan 2009 - Art exhibit at Sundance.
1989-1990 - Hires New York City of Frank Sinatra on Larry King’s CNN 100 kids help paint the floor of the
homeless. Paints portraits of three show. Holds art shows in Japan and art gallery with a pop art theme, and
homeless people for Transportation Amsterdam. By now, has hired 546 400 kids received 8x8 paintings as
Display, Inc.; portraits are shown in 46 ex-gang kids and homeless. Supports free gifts, which was all filmed for a
cities on bus billboards, helping to raise more than 176 charities. independent film for Sundance 2010.
$4.72 million to benefit the homeless.
Completes unfinished portraits for Andy 1999-2000 - Has a cardiac episode Feb 2009 - 2nd Major Stroke
Warhol clients. and a motorcycle accident.
April 2009 - Exhibits at Top Marques
1993-94 - Art Studio moves to Los 2001 - 2002 - His new “Museum Art” Monaco
Angeles, California. Starts a new style paintings are his “September 11th
called “Comic Book Pop Art”. Uses Memorial”, a tribute to the heroes
original paintings of super heroes - as of the World Trade Center attack,
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