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Light My Fire

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Mark Kostabi

Mark Kostabi

$35,000

American (1960)

  • Date: 1989
  • Oil on Canvas, signed l.r. and verso
  • Size: 68 in. x 40 in. (172.72 cm x 101.6 cm)
  • Frame Size: 70 x 42 inches

$35,000

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about Light My Fire

Mark Kostabi's integration of mannequin-like figures into his works can be seen in this painting as well.

Leaning against one another in an embrace, each figure has been lit in some manner; one figure has two horn-like candles sprouting out of its head, while the other has finger-like candles on its hands.

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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 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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Light My Fire

Mark Kostabi

1989

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Light My Fire

Mark Kostabi

1989

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