Photo by G. Art by Mark Kostabi.
Happy birthday to artist Mark Kostabi! I will try not to gush too much, but Mark Kostabi is one of my heroes! Mark Kostabi has been the subject of several movies and documentaries and why? Because he’s one of the most fascinating artists you’ll ever encounter. His art career was huge in the 1980s and he was at the top of the art world. While in the pursuit of fame, he did one of the things that everyone lusts after but few people actually do – tell the truth! He freely admitted that his paintings were worked on by others and it caused a huge stir in the art world. He went from being on top of the world to losing it all, but because he’s totally awesome, he’s back on top again! In addition to making fine art, he is also an accomplished musician as well as a game show host, where contestants title his paintings for cash prizes. TV execs are missing out by not syndicating “The Kostabi Show,” because it’s a great time! I have been very fortunate to spend some time with Mark at his New York studio Kostabi World this year and Mark is everything that you’d hope to see in an artist. He’s incredibly talented, funny, extremely smart and when you set foot in Kostabi world, you are treated like a King. My sincere thanks to Mark Kostabi for some truly unforgettable and life changing times this year. Happy birthday Mark!