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Title:
Con artist
Author:
Sládek, Michael, 1971-
Publication Information:
New York, NY : New Yorker Video, [2011]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A stylishly dark docu-comedy excavating America's craving for fame and fortune via one of its most outrageous addicts. Once a legitimate art star in the 1980s New York scene, millionaire 'business artist' Mark Kostabi hires others to conceive and create paintings which he openly signs and sells as his own. 'Con Artist' focuses on Kostabi's attempts to regain prominence and find happiness through fame, which he openly equates with love.
General Note:
Special features: deleted scenes, art industry 101, the wisdom of Nick Zedd, theatrical trailer, director's commentary.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9781567304985
UPC:
717119114640
Format :
DVD

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Director Michael Sladek profiles controversial art world figure Mark Kostabi in this documentary exploring the many pitfalls in one man's quest for fame. Back in the 1980s, Kostabi's paintings were all the rage - but how many of those masterpieces were created by other artists from behind the scenes? Shamelessly admitting that he was only in it for the money and audaciously slapping his name on paintings created by others while pocketing the pay, Kostabi eventually burned so many bridges that he found himself stuck on an island without a friend. Now, as the attention-craving artist attempts his big comeback, Sladek uses his lens to show that some old grudges die particularly hard. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi