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Nina Simone
Archival Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
Prints are signed and numbered on front
This is a limited edition of 50 prints at 24" x 20"
© S. Brett Kaufman, '11

It was Sandra Berhard, in her '89 performance of 'Without You I'm Nothing', who first introduced me to the music of Nina Simone. Investigating further and purchasing my first Nina Simone record, I'll never forget the first time I heard 'A New Day', it sent chills through me.
Before long, I became an avid listener, and came to appreciate more and more, her genius as a gifted pianist. Upon reading 'Princess Noire:TheTumultuous Reign of Nina Simone' by Nadine Cohodas, I was fascinated by the fact that this once poor child from North Carolina, ended up studying at New York City's prestigeous Juilliard School of Music; no small feat for a woman of color in the early 50's. My original assemblage (sold, but prints are available!) juxtaposes a repeated image of Nina in her humble beginnings, with that of the piano keyboard, an instrument that eventually brought her talents to the masses and helped launch her into the the civil rights movement in the 60's and 70's.

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S. Brett Kaufman is a San Francisco-based artist whose work is inspired by the numerous biographies he has read over the years. His ongoing series of surrealist portraits has been twenty years in the making. Brett's work is created using one of, or a combination of the following: photography, collage, and assemblage. He often thinks of his work as a puzzle that is put together piece by piece, similar to a mosaic. Each image has a separate story to tell; and likewise, a separate technique involved.

Kaufman's work has been presented in museums, galleries, and alternative spaces as varied as San Francisco City Hall, SF Camerawork, Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum, New York's Monique Goldstrom Gallery, and the Rumbach-Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary. In '96 “Ode to Harvey Milk” became the poster and playbill for the San Francisco Opera’s production of “Harvey Milk The Opera”. Brett's imagery, has graced the covers of The SF Bay Guardian, Frontiers Magazine, and over 30 issues of the San Francisco Sentinel. His art has been enthusiastically received over the years, and sits in many prestigious collections, including the Rene de Rosa Foundation in Napa Valley, the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam, and sold through the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.

Website: www.brettkaufman.com
Contact: bkaufman67 [!at] hotmail.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6HPU0o0wSE
Nina Simone
Archival Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
Prints are signed and numbered on front
This is a limited edition of 50 prints at 24" x 20"
© S. Brett Kaufman, '11

It was Sandra Berhard, in her '89 performance of 'Without You I'm Nothing', who first introduced me to the music of Nina Simone. Investigating further and purchasing my first Nina Simone record, I'll never forget the first time I heard 'A New Day', it sent chills through me.
Before long, I became an avid listener, and came to appreciate more and more, her genius as a gifted pianist. Upon reading 'Princess Noire:TheTumultuous Reign of Nina Simone' by Nadine Cohodas, I was fascinated by the fact that this once poor child from North Carolina, ended up studying at New York City's prestigeous Juilliard School of Music; no small feat for a woman of color in the early 50's. My original assemblage (sold, but prints are available!) juxtaposes a repeated image of Nina in her humble beginnings, with that of the piano keyboard, an instrument that eventually brought her talents to the masses and helped launch her into the the civil rights movement in the 60's and 70's.

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S. Brett Kaufman is a San Francisco-based artist whose work is inspired by the numerous biographies he has read over the years. His ongoing series of surrealist portraits has been twenty years in the making. Brett's work is created using one of, or a combination of the following: photography, collage, and assemblage. He often thinks of his work as a puzzle that is put together piece by piece, similar to a mosaic. Each image has a separate story to tell; and likewise, a separate technique involved.

Kaufman's work has been presented in museums, galleries, and alternative spaces as varied as San Francisco City Hall, SF Camerawork, Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum, New York's Monique Goldstrom Gallery, and the Rumbach-Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary. In '96 “Ode to Harvey Milk” became the poster and playbill for the San Francisco Opera’s production of “Harvey Milk The Opera”. Brett's imagery, has graced the covers of The SF Bay Guardian, Frontiers Magazine, and over 30 issues of the San Francisco Sentinel. His art has been enthusiastically received over the years, and sits in many prestigious collections, including the Rene de Rosa Foundation in Napa Valley, the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam, and sold through the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.

Website: www.brettkaufman.com
Contact: bkaufman67 [!at] hotmail.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6HPU0o0wSE

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Reviewed by lpf17
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 21, 2016
Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac

Reviewed by Nina Markman
5 out of 5 stars
May 13, 2016
We love Brett's work and especially love this elegant image of Eleanor. Very inspirational.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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