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Mark Kostabi

1960
Los Angeles, United States

6 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Mark Kostabi

Embracing the Future

2019

41.28 x 51.44cm

SOLD

Selfie Actualized

2020

41.9 x 52.1cm

664,25 €

The Best is Yet to Come

2020

41.3 x 52.1cm

664,25 €

The Right Note

2015

60.5 x 47cm

SOLD

The Transfiguration

2016

53.6 x 60cm

SOLD

Kalev Mark Kostabi (born November 27, 1960) is an American artist and composer. 

Kostabi was born in Los Angeles on November 27, 1960, to Estonian immigrants Kaljo and Rita Kostabi. He was raised in Whittier, California and studied drawing and painting at California State University, Fullerton. In 1982 he moved to New York and by 1984 he became a prominent figure of the East Village art scene, winning the "Proliferation Prize" from the East Village Eye for being in more art exhibitions than any other New York artist. 

Kostabi is most known for his paintings of faceless figures which often comment on contemporary political, social and psychological issues, and which have visual stylistic roots in the work of Giorgio de Chirico and Fernand Léger. Beyond traditional art world exposure, Kostabi has designed album covers for Guns N' Roses (Use Your Illusion) and The Ramones (¡Adios Amigos!), Seether (Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray), Jimmy Scott (Holding Back The Years), Glint (Sound in Silence), RK: Roman Klun (Kingsway), Psychotica (Espina) and numerous products including a Swatch watch,[2] Alessi vases, Rosenthal espresso cups, Ritzenhoff milk glasses, and a Giro d'Italia pink jersey.

Kostabi is also known for his many collaborations with other artists including Enzo Cucchi, Arman, Howard Finster, Tadanori Yokoo, Enrico Baj and Paul Kostabi.