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Birth Control Oil | Mark Kostabi

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Mark Kostabi

Mark Kostabi

$15,000

American (1960)

  • Date: 1987
  • Oil on Canvas, signed verso
  • Size: 68 in. x 84 in. (172.72 cm x 213.36 cm)

$15,000

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about Birth Control

In this surreal painting, Mark Kostabi renders a female figure in recline wearing a brimmed hat, while the outline of a male figure is superimposed over her.

Surrounded by ambiguous shapes with the exception of a spider and hand, the female figure also features a round glowing orb near her waist.

About The Artist: Mark Kostabi

Artist and Composer Mark 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...

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About The Medium: Oil

Process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil.

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Birth Control

Mark Kostabi

1987

Birth Control

Mark Kostabi

1987

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