Con Artist

Directed by Michael Sladek

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GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL
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FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL
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US, 2010, 84 min

From the beginning, Mark Kostabi pronounced his raison d'être as an artist widely: to take all the cash and all the glory. A superstar during the frantic glory of the 1980s New York art world, Kostabi has unapologetically signed and sold thousands of paintings made by painters/ laborerswho attest to not having seen Kostabi paint for years. His practice reveals a shrewd critique of valuation in the modern art world, but when his purposeful skewering turned to ruthlessly biting the hands that fed him, he was rapidly jolted from the position of daring darling to the unspeakable persona non grata.

Screenings

  • April 1 - 6, 2011
  • Laemmle 's Sunset 5
    Artist Mark Kostabi & director Michael SlÌÁdek in person! 4/1 & 4/2 following the 7:30 shows, 4/3 following the 3:10 show. Additional Q&A with Michael SlÌÁdek 4/6 at the 7:30 show.
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • April 14 - 21, 2011
  • Denver Film Society
    Director Michael SlÌÁdek in person 4/14 at 7pm & 4/15 at 7:15pm
  • Denver, CO