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Flaws are Opportunities
  • Mark Kostabi
    born 1960
    born: Los Angeles, California, United States ; active: United States
  • Flaws are Opportunities, 1983
  • Where object was made: New York, United States
  • ink, crayon or pastel, graphite, charcoal on paper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 28 x 21.6 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 x 8 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0056
Label Text

A headless human torso stands in the foreground. In its proper left hand it holds a flower pot that has a small tree growing out of it. The figure is standing on only one leg and holds its proper right leg up at crotch height with its proper right hand. Over the figure’s left shoulder is a city skyline.