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Artist: Mark Kostabi, American, born 1960

Economical Promotion Strategy

1984

Felt-tip pen on paper

sheet: 30.1 × 22.7 cm (11 7/8 × 8 15/16 in.)
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2009.67.19

From the exhibition Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery:

Born in Los Angeles, Mark Kostabi moved to New York in 1982 and quickly became involved in the energetic and diverse East Village art scene. His early work consisted of satiric ink drawings depicting faceless human figures entangled in urban or corporate situations, as in the work on view here. The Vogels collected works by Kostabi before the highly publicized and controversial foundation of “Kostabi World,” a veritable art factory in which Kostabi passed his artistic ideas on to assistants who executed the works, which were subsequently sold at high prices.

Geography: 
Made in United States
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 175.

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