Paul Kostabi

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Kostabi playing with Psychotica in 2009

Paul Indrek Kostabi (born October 1, 1962[1] in Whittier, California[2]) is an American artist, musician, music producer and audio engineer. He is the brother of artist Mark Kostabi.

Kostabi was a founding member of the bands Youth Gone Mad, White Zombie, and Psychotica. Kostabi currently performs with Tony Esposito in the group Kostabeats and with Walter Schreifels band Dead Heavens.

Kostabi became part of the CBGB Festival in 2014 exhibiting paintings alongside photographers Bob Gruen, Michael Lavine and Chris Stein. He also painted live in Times Square while Devo and Jane's Addiction performed.

Kostabi is credited with titling the painting Use Your Illusion by Mark Kostabi which became the title for Guns N' Roses studio albums volume 1 and 2.

Kostabi collaborated with Dee Dee Ramone on many paintings, a fanzine called Taking Dope, and illustrated the cover of Chelsea Horror Hotel penned by Dee Dee Ramone.

2012 launches brand Bad Things with artwork on various electronic device covers such as iPhones.

in 2015 Kostabi launches his character sprkl through Gallerie F in Kranenburg at the Art Karlsruhe art fair with a solo exhibition, of paintings sculpture and prints of the character.

Paul Kostabi paintings are present in permanent collections of:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Niineste, Mart (2008-05-03). "Paul Kostabi – eesti päritolu Ameerika punkar" (in Estonian). Eesti Päevaleht. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Paul Kostabi". ArtSlant. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 

3. Paul Kostabi Williamsport Guardian

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