Drawing: ink and graphite on paper
12 x 8 7/8 inches
Date: 1984

Mark Kostabi used drawings such as this one as exploratory sketches to refine what became a dominant motif in his work, the Everyman, a faceless figure accompanied by interchangeable props. In this drawing Everyman has a dunce cap and plungers as props. Kostabi’s Everyman encounters the richness and sorrows of life in a variety of foreboding yet ironic situations inspired by sources as varied as comic books and surrealist art.

All works by Mark Kostabi
To Have It About You: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota

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