On sale for only $2,900! Mark Kostabi is an American painter, sculptor, writer, and composer; he is most known for his faceless figures which often confront contemporary political, social, and psychological issues. His work quickly become a cultural icon of the era, since then his work has been featured in over 500 exhibitions worldwide. Kostabi is known to be ‘a vivid, ballsy art-world critic’ which he neatly declared that ‘modern art is a con, and I’m the world’s greatest con artist.’ Every artist draws inspiration from anything to everything, it’s just human nature. Whether one loves or hates his work, Kostabi has received fame and money for his paintings he was happy to call ‘trash’.

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Kostabi has become famous due to his embarrassingly honest trait, whether it’s an act or not, it clearly got him into the spotlight. People either hate or love him because of it, in some ways he insults other artists who actually create pieces they put on a pedestal. Either way, Kostabi knows how to get what he wants, recognition.

Japanese-Inspired Bainbridge Island house dining room and kitchen

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Kostabi opened a studio named Kostabi World where he hired a handful of people to paint for him and even ideas. It’s his way of showing irony about the subject of his paintings that brought up the reality of the corporate world. Nevertheless, his work helps you realize the issues that interest pretty much everyone.

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Mark Kostabi is more equally an artist and a businessman, and a good one at that. He knew where the market was and quickly moved to New York City to be in the loop. It’s hard to say what he loves more, creating art or making money along with the fame. My guess is he found a talent in which he can make money off of.

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Kostabi won the Proliferation Prize from the East village for being in more art exhibitions than any other New York artist; he clearly knows what he is doing in terms of growing his career. Aside from the traditional art exposure, he has done album cover for bands like Guns ‘N’ Roses, Jimmy Scott and more.

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Kostabi’s works have been exhibited at the Mistukoshi Museum in Tokyo and the Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn. He also has permanent collections in the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery in Washington D.C., the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, and the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands.

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Materials: Framed Print

Condition: Excellent


The vintage Kostabi print is currently located in our Chelsea showroom at 122 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 and available to ship anywhere!


For only $2,900


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