Photo by G. Art by Mark Kostabi.
Mark Kostabi is my hero! I was fortunate to have several epic encounters with the amazing artist last week. When I sent him a message to thank him for the wonderful experiences, he decided I needed another great one. He invited me back to Kostabi World, his studio in Manhattan, where he helped me fill in my Kostabi book collection! It was such a kind and generous act, my head is still buzzing about it. But Mark didn’t stop there, he inscribed the book to me and drew an angel hard at work (presumably writing a blog for you, my dear readers)! WOW! This is seriously one of the coolest and most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever received and I cannot even express my gratitude in words. I said this to Mark and I am saying this to those of you that have not had the pleasure of meeting Mark Kostabi: I have met thousands and thousands of famous people in my life and I can spot a fake very easily. Mark Kostabi is the real deal. He is an extremely nice guy who is truly grateful for the great life he lives. You should do some Googling to read more about his amazing life. He’s the subject of a documentary called “Con Artist” which will be on Ovation on June 2, 2011 (and on DVD in July). He is very generous and is delightful to be around. Such a class act. I can only say thank you a million times Mark for an experience I will never forget and a gift I will always cherish! I am so thankful.