Following is the obituary of the artist, written by Erin Dostal for the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, February 14, 2010.
Steve Kaufman, a world-renowned pop-culture artist who had many ties to Las Vegas, died early Friday morning in Vail, Colo., after a battle with health problems. He was 49 years old.
Kaufman is known in Las Vegas for a recent installation of several works of art at Caesars Palace. Richard C. Perry, the owner of Centaur Gallery at Fashion Show Mall, said Kaufman also was commissioned for a piece at City Center.
As an artist, Kaufman was never one to shy away from a challenge, Perry said. Kaufman worked long hours to paint a 144-foot-long canvas with the names of those who died in the 9/11 attacks
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