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Candy’s Clark (TV Digest)

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Mark Kostabi

Mark Kostabi

$25,000

American (1960)

  • Date: 1989
  • Oil on Canvas, signed and dated
  • Size: 68 x 60 in. (172.72 x 152.4 cm)

$25,000

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about Candy’s Clark (TV Digest)

Mark Kostabi is a surrealist artist who depicts smooth and faceless figures throughout his work.

In this oil painting, Kostabi shows a person tripping over a lamp and a set of traffic cones. The figure’s stomach is transparent and shows a small tv that they have apparently swallowed, which is alluded to by the secondary title "TV Digest". Kostabi often creates pieces like this that are larger commentaries on media consumption.  The painting is signed and dated on both sides by the artist, with a title on the back.

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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 that 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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Candy’s Clark (TV Digest)

Mark Kostabi

1989

Candy’s Clark (TV Digest)

Mark Kostabi

1989

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