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Mark Kostabi—Lahaina, Maui
December 16, 2018, 6:00 pm—9:00 pm
LAHAINA—Martin Lawrence Galleries Lahaina invites you to explore the daring artistry of Mark Kostabi at an exciting exhibition showcasing fascinating new original works. Embrace this opportunity to meet the inventive and visionary artist whose art is exhibited in over 50 museums throughout the world.
Mark Kostabi is an American artist and composer best known for his paintings of faceless mannequin-like figures, often set in surrealistic landscapes or scenes from art history. His work explores a variety of themes, including love and the role of technology in the modern world.
Kostabi was born in Los Angeles in 1960 to Estonian immigrants. 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 leading figure of the East Village art scene. During that time he also developed a provocative media persona by publishing self-interviews which commented on the commodification of contemporary art. In 1988, inspiring extensive international press coverage, he founded Kostabi World—his legendary New York art studio.
In the 1990s his works were widely exhibited in New York galleries and prominently throughout the United States, in Japan, Germany and Australia. More recently Kostabi has been dividing his time between New York and Rome and consequently his work’s already strong presence in the Italian art scene has been greatly enhanced.
Meet Mark Kostabi in Lahaina at Martin Lawrence Galleries.
OPENING RECEPTION & MEET THE ARTIST
Saturday, December 15, 6 – 9 pm
Sunday, December 16, 6 – 9 pm
RSVP (808) 661-1788
Martin Lawrence Galleries
Maui’s Marketplace at Lahaina
790 Front Street at Lahainaluna Road