Mark Kostabi and the East Village Scene, 1983-1987 by Baird Jones & Enrico Baj
8vo. pp. 143. b/w illustrations. index. paperback (fine condition). Venice: Matteo Editiore, 2002.
ISBN-10: 8888726012 / ISBN-13: 9788888726014
Mark Kostabi and The East Village Scene 1983-1987, photos and text by Baird Jones, forward by Enrico Baj. Published by Matteo Editore, Venice, 2002. 144 pages. A unique record of New Yorks East Village art scene as it revolved around the contoversial painter, Mark Kostabi. Baird Jones, as a paparazzo and art critic for the East Village Eye, followed Kostabi around during the mid-80s when the East Village Neo-Expressionist movement was at its zenith. 196 of Jones' gritty photographs are matched with interviews and analysis to record the live wire enthusiasm of that time. The whole cast of lively downtown characters strut across these pages.