Fame & Fortune: Mark Kostabi, Peter Max, and Paul Kostabi

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To RSVP for the event, email your first and last name to soho@parkwestgallery.com by May 8, 2024.

Park West Gallery SoHo is hosting a Live Auction featuring icons Mark Kostabi, Peter Max, and Paul Kostabi. The event will be conducted by John Block, certified auctioneer, and Park West Executive Vice President. The auction will take place on May 9th, 2024, from 5-8pm, at Park West Gallery SoHo located at 411 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012. Doors open at 4:30pm.

Fame & Fortune: Mark Kostabi, Peter Max and Paul Kostabi spotlights three celebrated artists from different backgrounds, each carving out their path to fame and fortune amidst the vibrant backdrop of the Big Apple. Guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Mark Kostabi’s surrealistic world of faceless, enigmatic and colorful figures, that will captivate audiences with its thought-provoking narratives. Peter Max’s iconic Pop and Neo-Expressionist creations, synonymous with the vibrant spirit of the 60s and 70s and Paul Kostabi’s dynamic fusion of music through visual art, inspired by the electric punk rock scene of the early 80s

“Our presence in SoHo underscores our commitment to fostering artistic dialogue and showcasing the diverse talents that enrich our cultural landscape,” says John Block, Executive Vice President of Park West Gallery. “This milestone is a testament to the enduring legacy of SoHo as a hub of creativity and innovation and we are honored to play a part in elevating and honoring the artists who call this iconic neighborhood home.”

In addition to the auction, attendees can explore Park West Gallery’s collection of works by iconic master artists. For more information about Park West Gallery, please visit www.parkwestgallery.com. To RSVP to the auction, please email your first and last name to soho@parkwestgallery.com.

About the artists:

Mark Kostabi is unquestionably one of the most recognizable icons to emerge from New York’s legendary 1980s East Village art scene. A contemporary of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kostabi invented a wholly unique art style that has resonated with audiences around the globe. His universal, faceless figures inhabit surreal worlds of colors and contrasts. Worlds where his subjects interact with themes of love, isolation, technology, and modern anxieties.

Peter Max has evolved from a visionary Pop artist of the 1960s to a master of Neo-Expressionism. His vibrant and colorful works have become a lasting part of contemporary American culture and are synonymous with the spirit of the ‘60s and ‘70s. During his long career, the artist has painted for six U.S. presidents, was the official artist for the 2006 Winter Olympics U.S. team, and has created art for Woodstock, World Cups, U.S. Opens, and Super Bowls.

Paul Kostabi, originally from Whittier, California, immersed himself in the punk rock scene of the late 70s/early 80s across California before relocating to New York City, where he found a niche in the East Village art scene while playing with his band Youth Gone Mad at renowned punk venues like CBGBs. Despite being the brother of established artist Mark Kostabi, Paul carved his own path, blending various artistic styles into his work and adopting a unique approach to creation, which he symbolizes as A-R-T: Attack, Release, Threshold, leading to a successful career spanning music and visual arts, with his creations showcased globally in galleries, publications, and museums.

Read the Times Square Chronicles article on the event here.


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