Decades after ’80s Art Stardom, Painter Mark Kostabi Is Still Hustling
Kostabi quickly gained prominence in the downtown scene as a gifted young talent with a Surrealist bent to the prevailing Post-Pop of the day. Possibly known more for his character than his work at times, Kostabi shared an artist-as-brand factory concept with Koons, Warhol and Haring, but carried an often impenetrable sarcasm within his creations.
Although lacking Kostabi’s ubiquitous faceless everyman that populates the majority of his works, “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” represents the quick pun/morality tale common to his works. —Courtesy of Doyle
Signature: Signed Kostabi and dated 1984 (lc), signed Kostabi, dated 1984 and inscribed as titled on the reverse
Image rights: Courtesy of Doyle
Ronald Feldman Fine Art, New York - The Collection of Daryl Trivieri and Patricia Pickett - The Collection of Joachim Neugroschel
American, b. 1960, Los Angeles, CA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States