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Elton John World News: A Prolific Painter's Latest Project

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Friday 3 April 2009 @ 16:45 - GMT

Steve Kaufman Elton John Painting Original oil

Above is a painting Steve Kaufman did of Elton.

Steve, who has helped 170 charities, with EJAF among them, has also done portraits of people ranging from Hugh Hefner to Donald Trump.

Once an assistant to Andy Warhol and designer of theme parties at Studio 54 and other clubs, Kaufman has been asked to make a 17 feet x 70 feet mural for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority, depicting the city's casino history.

Unfortunately, he has had health problems.

I had a stroke; I can't lift a paint brush.

So Kaufman's office is calling Las Vegas art schools to get youngsters to join him with this art history project.

It's estimated that the mural will be seen by 4 million people annually.