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10.10.12 Marina Galperina

With all the ranting we’ve done about “art elves” and the lives and strifes or professional artists’ assistants, it was weirdly refreshing for Mark Kostabi — notorious for outsourcing parts of his creative practice — to let ANIMAL inside Kostabi World in Chelsea. […]

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08.27.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s new feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, the very recognizable painter Mark Kostabi, self-proclaimed “Con Artist” whose rep exploded in ’80s East Village for a record number of exhibitions and for his open employment of assistants who then completed most and sometimes all […]

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03.30.12 Marina Galperina

Mark Kostabi is thriving in Rome and not feeling too nostalgic about his days of youth in the ’80s East Village, the “con artist” tells the Art Blog. He does have some advice about bathroom stalls: “Good place to hide when wanting to crash a MoMA opening that you’re not invited to. Show up during the […]

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