In Depth: The Marko Stout Effect

By Melissa Caldwell | Contributing Editor

Red Dot Project has highlighted a number of ways we’ve synchronized efforts to keep the pulse on Modern Art.

This month, we’ve taken the same approach with Marko Stout, who’s shared the momentum of a 2016 route to glory; visual and virtual art will never be the same.

Stout is remarkably different, if you look at his work closely, you’ll recognize the haunting parallel of Warhol influence in a modern sense that has not been revisited since David Lachapelle. Putting those two names together in the same sentence is uncommon; even in this age.

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Stout finds himself juxtaposed between that of a professional with worded message in the arts and that of a quasi-icon; remember Jimmy Page was stumbling around playing solos for a garage band called The Birds before exploding into fame forming Zepp.

The same becomes self evident for the man who after getting A-listed for some of New York’s most prominent exhibits had a mesmerizing transcendence on the crowd known as “The Stout Effect.”

Queue the narrator: And the Crowd Goes Wild.

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Mia Ortega, a Bartender at The Chelsea said it goes beyond the #StoutEffect as glamorous euphoria: “people love the guy, he resonates with the younger crowd. His message is rebellious, we like rebellious.”

But his appeal with the millennial crowd extends beyond Atlantic City, success has followed Marko everywhere, and remains a sure bet at this year’s Basel Miami.

Marko’s agent maintains the Artist’s Prolific Body of Work, reflecting:

his style has stayed the same, he’s been doing it for a long time but the recent few years have been good to him. He’s caught on fire.

Lydia Steinbrad contributed to this publication. Twitter Us

…Further reading: Huffpo: Marko Stout and His ‘Chelsea Girls’ Go On Tour