This is a mini-biography of Kaufman; his complete bio is more extensive. From his first art show at age eight to the Olympics with Ali, CNN with Sinatra, Woodstock, The Oscars, a president's portrait, and his charity work, which includes hiring ex-gang kids and the homeless.
Sponsored by a Jewish temple in the Bronx, creates Holocaust paintings, later donated to the Jewish holocaust museum in Brooklyn.
Works for Macy's painting dog and cat faces on pet rocks.
Participates in group graffiti show at the Whitney Museum.
Enrolls in the School of Visual Arts. Meets Andy Warhol, becomes his assistant at the Factory. Designs theme parties at Studio 54, Mud Club, Underground, Magique. Sells his art to Calvin Klein and Steve Rubell. Meets Keith Haring at School of Visual Arts (SVA) show. Participates in group show at Club 57 with Haring.
Creates graphics for NBC's Saturday Night Live. Graduates from School of Visual Arts (SVA) with a BFA. Holds art shows at the Air Gallery in London, White Freud and Fiorucci store window in NYC.
Arrested with AIDS demonstrators for chain-locking New York City's mayor in his office. Exhibits Sex, Rock & Roll at Off Centre Gallery and Common Wealth Gallery in London.
Forms SAK Studio. Begins city-wide campaign for AIDS awareness with art shows featuring paintings of Trojan condom wrappers measuring 5 feet by 5 feet. Condom art exhibit shown at Main Fine Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Zanzibar Club and the Smith Gallery.
Opens Art Studio. Hires New York City homeless. Paints portraits of three homeless people for Transportation Display, Inc.; portraits are shown in 46 cities on bus billboards, helping to raise $4.72 million to benefit the homeless. Completes unfinished portraits for Andy Warhol clients. Trojan Condoms/Carter Wallace sponsors 5000 AIDS awareness buttons to be given away in Greenwich Village and at an art auction for Arnfar. Paints first Racial Harmony Mural in Harlem to bring awareness to inner city problems. Show at White Gallery, where all art was covered in black cloth in memorial of those who died of AIDS; this show developed the concept for the "Day Without Art" tribute. Show at Loft Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.