Kostabi, Mark

Known as one of the seminal and most controversial artists to emerge from the Post-Modern era, Mark Kostabi has become internationally recognized as a highly accomplished painter and cultural personality whose art and actions have formed a compelling social critique.

Shifting roles from acclaimed painter of dark social truths, to media prankster, to entrepreneur of a multimillion-dollar studio, Kostabi has transcended and transformed the fundamental categories used to describe artistic possibility and creation.

Featured in more than 500 exhibits worldwide, his signature themes address the interplay between media and reality, and grapple with the very meaning of ambition.

Kostabi’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Groninger Museum in Holland and the Seibu and the Mitsukoshi museums in Japan.