David R. Davis II: Meeting Steve
OWNER OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL SAK POP ART
I was shopping on Melrose Blvd. in Los Angeles with my father when I noticed a parking lot filled with people looking at large brightly colored amazing superhero paintings scattered about the pavement – I was really impressed – very Andy Warhol. I dragged my father over to take a look and it wasn’t more than two minutes when this imposing 6’ 5”, 250+ pound guy comes over with a personality bigger than life and says “I’m Steve Kaufman”. My father thought I was wasting my time and dragged me away that day – you know how dads are looking out for their sons, but I was bitten by the Pop Art bug and thank the universe I hooked up with Steve later that week. We became instant friends – in fact we were best friends for 17 years. I ordered an original painting from him and when this 5×12 foot superhero Pop Art masterpiece was delivered to my home it wouldn’t fit in the elevator so Steve got on the roof of my building and pulled it up four stories.
That was Steve Kaufman: Always bigger than life, always living for his art.