Nothing But Delight at Mark Kostabi’s Park West Gallery Party in New York

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With live music, Moët champagne, and a pop-up gallery of his paintings, influential artist Mark Kostabi recently hosted a rousing affair for Park West Gallery collectors at his elegant Chelsea townhouse. It was a glittering, exclusive party that, if made public, would’ve likely been the hottest ticket in town!

Famed artist Mark Kostabi welcomes Park West collectors to his New York brownstone

Famed artist Mark Kostabi welcomes Park West collectors to his New York brownstone

A select group of Park West VIPs were invited to visit Mark Kostabi’s iconic New York City brownstone and spend time with the artist himself. Guests had the chance to raise a glass with Kostabi, share a bite, browse and buy his stunning artwork, and listen to the talented painter and composer dazzle the crowd.

Park West Executive Vice President John Block, Park West VIP Art Concierge Sierra Klein, Art Agent Gene Luntz, and Artist Mark Kostabi celebrate with VIP collectors

The food was delicious and the conversations were lively as the personable artist, dressed in black from tip to toe, held court with his adoring fans, family, and friends. Kostabi spoke to collectors one-on-one, as well as delighting the audience with a live piano performance. All those fortunate enough to be in the presence of such a prodigious modern talent came away in awe from a night they will never forget.

Mark Kostabi and Park West’s John Block entertain collectors at the party

The party included special guests like Mark’s brother and acclaimed artist Paul Kostabi, famed art manager Gene Luntz, popular musician Suzanne Vega, Park West’s Executive Vice President John Block, and a fantastic group of collectors and art lovers.

Brothers Paul and Mark Kostabi at Mark’s eclectic NYC brownstone

Kostabi is perhaps best known for having emerged as a playful antagonist during the legendary art scene in Manhattan’s East Village in the 1980s. He burst out of that artistic haven, inventing something entirely new, and, in the decades since, has gained collectors and admirers reaching far beyond both the compact footprint of the East Village and his home in Chelsea some 20 blocks away.

Guests explore art from Kostabi’s personal collection on display at the party

In fact, the fervent fandom of Kostabi’s colorfully surreal, faceless figures spans the globe. His artwork evokes themes of anxiety and isolation, and also love and joy.

Mark Kostabi and his band thrill VIP collectors with an impromptu concert

While the people in his paintings are unmistakably faceless, there were dozens of smiling faces spotted at the artist’s exclusive Park West Gallery party. This lovely event—and the opportunity to meet an artist in such an intimate setting—is just one example of the pleasures and privileges of being a Park West collector.

If you are interested in collecting the art of Mark Kostabi, you can attend one of our weekly online auctions or contact our gallery consultants at (866) 603-4499 ext. 4 during business hours or sales@parkwestgallery.com.

 

 

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