MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 40,312 this week

Con Artist (2009)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 70 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 11 critic

A docu-comedy feature film about a once-famous millionaire "business artist" forced to confront his own legendary obnoxious behavior, while trying to find love through fame.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 240 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
 
a list of 76 titles
created 15 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 171 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 367 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 104 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Con Artist (2009)

Con Artist (2009) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Con Artist.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Wilfredo Arias ...
Himself
Molly Barnes ...
Herself
...
Himself
Andy Behrman ...
Himself
Pope Benedict XVI ...
Himself
Duncan Bindbeutel ...
Himself
Victor Bockris ...
Himself
Mike Cockrill ...
Himself
Jacob Collins ...
Himself
Fabio D'Aroma ...
Himself
Adrian Dannatt ...
Himself
Daze ...
Himself
Alex Dimitrov ...
Himself
Lavinia Fillippi ...
Herself
Heidi Follin ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

A product of post-Warhol commodity-based "business art" Mark Kostabi is one of the world's most divisive and successful living artists, selling over one thousand paintings every year, all of which were conceived of and painted by his employees. Through overt self-interest and lampooning of the art business, Kostabi catapulted to international fame via New York's explosive 1980s Post-Punk / Hip Hop-driven art scene but quickly fell from grace by the 1990's. Although a pariah in the upper-echelons of the A-list art establishment, his employee-centered studio persists and thrives today as he continues to sell paintings to mid-level collectors worldwide. In addition, Kostabi now produces and hosts a strange weekly game show called Title This wherein celebrities, art world luminaries and aging punk rockers compete for money to title "his" paintings. Constantly obsessed with money, fame and spin, Kostabi's critics claim he's either reflecting America's obsessions back on it or is simply a ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Official Selection of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. See more »

Soundtracks

La Rambla
Written by Phillip Roebuck
Performed by Phillip Roebuck
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hilarious, stunning and exceptional
7 December 2009 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

Just saw it at Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn and I was stunned. This movie is hilarious in good sense of humor. There are so many funny aspects in it to find out. To find out means - you really have to be a type of person who is able to see funny aspects behind serious talk. For example there is a scene where Kostabi's "childhood neighborhood friend" (now bum-looking fat hairy guy), who remembers Kostabi and describes him as a loser. Another neighbor tells how all neighborhood alienated Kostabi's parents in early 60s because "they were strange, they had no car, dad ride on bicycle to a local groceries and used to play accordion in front of his house on Sundays". The movie is about to explode of all memorable quotes in this movie and you really do not have to be an "art junkie" or somehow connected to "art-world" to enjoy this. Documentary is really well balanced and even thought there is some sadness gathered as well, I consider it a very good comedy at its best.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Song in the trailer/end of film JM2040
Discuss Con Artist (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page