MARK KOSTABI
"Shopping bag from Bloomingdales"
New York: Bloomingdales, 1986.

Mark Kostabi was a part of the Soho and East Village art scene during the 1980s before he moved into the mainstream. This shopping bag from Bloomingdales with a Kostabi design shows consumer culture's desire to incorporate avant garde work and promote it as "hip" while at the same time taming that work and containing its transgressive qualities by giving it a place in the market.