Artist Mark Kostabi is prepping to release his latest album of original music, we hear — and he’ll make his debut as an orchestral composer at Carnegie Hall on March 3.
Kostabi composed nine pieces on his forthcoming recording, and played a Steinway concert grand piano backed by world-class NYC musicians.
Before making albums, he was a New York ’80s art sensation with works in the collections of the Met, MoMA and the Guggenheim. As Art in America said when a 2009 documentary on Kostabi, “Con Artist,” came out: “Celebrated in the 1980s as Warhol’s heir apparent (or bastard child, take your pick) he gobbled up fame and money for production line paintings that he was happy to call ‘trash.’ While his shamelessness made plenty of people squirm, many saw Kostabi as a vivid, ballsy art-world critic.”
His records include “I Did It Steinway.”
His brother Paul Kostabi is a founding member of heavy rock act White Zombie.