Mark Kostabi:  Reflecting the World Through His Art

Kostabi has been profiled on 60 Minutes, Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, A Current Affair, Nightwatch (with Charlie Rose), The Oprah Winfrey Show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Nonsolomoda, West 57th, CNN, MTV and numerous television programs throughout Europe and Japan. In print he has been featured in The New York Times, People, Vogue, Architectural Digest, The Face, Playboy, Forbes, New York Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph, Domus, Corriera Della Sera, Panorama, Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, Flash Art, Arte, Arte In and Tema Celeste.

Kostabi is the subject of numerous documentary films, most notably Bottom Line: The Kostabi Phenomenon directed by Peter Bach,Con Artist directed by Michael Sladek and Jedermann directed by Paul Tschinkel. Kostabi has a prominent role in the Emmy award winning documentary: The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not for Sale directed by Jeff Stimmel.  See

The many books published about Kostabi include Sadness Because the Video Rental Store Was ClosedKostabi: The Early YearsConversations with KostabiThe Rhythm of InspirationMark Kostabi and the East Village Scene 1983-1987 and Mark Kostabi in the 21st Century.

Kostabi released an album, The Spectre of Modernism in January 2011 produced by GRAMMY Nominee and multi-platinum award winning RK\ Roman Klun.  This innovative ambient album features guest performances by Ornette Coleman, Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin, Aaron Comess and Richard Hammond.