Artist and Composer Mark Kostabi was born in Los Angeles in 1960 to Estonian immigrants. Raised in Whittier, California, he studied drawing and painting at California State University, Fullerton.

Kostabi moved to New York in 1982, and by 1984, emerged as a leading figure in the East Village art scene where he cultivated a provocative media persona by publishing self-interviews reflecting on the commodification of contemporary art. By 1987, his work was widely exhibited in New York galleries as well as prominently throughout the United States, Japan, Germany and Australia.

He inspired extensive international press coverage in 1988 when he founded Kostabi World, his Manhattan art studio, which employs numerous painting assistants and idea people. Beginning in the early 1990s Kostabi’s work has been widely exhibited throughout Italy.

Retrospective exhibitions of Mark Kostabi‘s paintings have been held at the Mitsukoshi Museum in Tokyo (1992) and the Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn (1998). The famous Italian art historian and curator, Vittorio Sgarbi, curated a vast exhibition of 150 Kostabi paintings at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome in 2006. Kostabi‘s work is in over 50 permanent museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery in Washington D.C., the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and the Groninger Museum in Holland.

Mark Kostabi, Escape from The East Village, 1985-1990
Oil on canvas, 153 × 204 cm

Mark Kostabi, Escape from The East Village, 1985-1990
Oil on canvas, 153 × 204 cm

Artist and Composer Mark Kostabi was born in Los Angeles in 1960 to Estonian immigrants. Raised in Whittier, California, he studied drawing and painting at California State University, Fullerton.

Kostabi moved to New York in 1982, and by 1984, emerged as a leading figure in the East Village art scene where he cultivated a provocative media persona by publishing self-interviews reflecting on the commodification of contemporary art. By 1987, his work was widely exhibited in New York galleries as well as prominently throughout the United States, Japan, Germany and Australia.

He inspired extensive international press coverage in 1988 when he founded Kostabi World, his Manhattan art studio, which employs numerous painting assistants and idea people. Beginning in the early 1990s Kostabi’s work has been widely exhibited throughout Italy.

Retrospective exhibitions of Mark Kostabi‘s paintings have been held at the Mitsukoshi Museum in Tokyo (1992) and the Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn (1998). The famous Italian art historian and curator, Vittorio Sgarbi, curated a vast exhibition of 150 Kostabi paintings at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome in 2006. Kostabi‘s work is in over 50 permanent museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery in Washington D.C., the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and the Groninger Museum in Holland.

mark kostabi Works

Mark Kostabi works of art for sale at The Strip gallery – discover our entire collection of works by the painter Mark Kostabi including updated prices.

You will find unique pieces paintings on canvas, original mixed media paintings on paper and edition works of art signed and numbered made with the technique of screen printing on paper.

All our works of art for sale are signed by Mark Kostabi and include certificates of authenticity issued by Kostabi himself.

Mark Kostabi, Orgydermis, 1990

Mark Kostabi

Orgydermis, 1990

Oil on canvas

204 × 153 cm

Mark Kostabi, Escape from The East Village, 1985-1990

Mark Kostabi

Escape from The East Village, 1985-1990

Oil on canvas

153 × 204 cm

Mark Kostabi, Papermates, 1993

Mark Kostabi

Papermates, 1993

Oil on canvas

92 x 122 cm

Mark Kostabi, Going Forth by Day, 2002

Mark Kostabi

Going Forth by Day, 2002

Oil on canvas

71 x 71 cm

Mark Kostabi, Family Matters, 2012-2020

Mark Kostabi

Family Matters, 2012-2020

Mixed media on paper

56 × 77 cm

Mark Kostabi, Careful with that Eugene, 2001

Mark Kostabi

Careful with that Eugene, 2001

Serigraph on paper

70 × 90 cm

Mark Kostabi, Above the world, 2001

Mark Kostabi

Above the world, 2001

Serigraph on paper

90 x 70 cm

Mark Kostabi, Chance Encounter, 2001

Mark Kostabi

Chance Encounter, 2001

Serigraph on paper

70 × 90 cm

Mark Kostabi, Loophole with a view, 2001

Mark Kostabi

Loophole with a view, 2001

Serigraph on paper

90 x 70 cm

Mark Kostabi, Window of opportunity, 2002

Mark Kostabi

Window of opportunity, 2002

Serigraph on paper

70 × 90 cm

mark kostabi News

Mark Kostabi

“Believe in yourself, have a story, get other people to work for you”. These are some of the suggestions that artist Mark Kostabi gives to young artists who want to make their dreams come true in an interview with the Artnet art blog a few years ago.

Mark Kostabi

10,000 euro invested in a “Marylin” by Andy Warhol in 2000 would have turned into about 100,000 euro in 2020.

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