|Title||Art of the Deal|
|Markings||Signed and dated in acrylic (recto), and countersigned, titled and annotated in acrylic (verso)|
|Medium||Oil on canvas, 1996|
|Dimensions||24" x 30"|
|Authenticity||Thurston Royce Gallery of Fine Art, Ltd., 4905 Tilghman Street, Suite 100, Allentown, Pa. 18104|
This original painting by world renowned artist Mark Kostabi came from a private collection, and it is an extremely rare work of art, based on the 1988 best selling book by Donald Trump entitled "Art of the Deal". I visited Mark's studio in Little Italy in 2001, and I asked him about the significance of the mousetrap in this painting, and he told me "I don't like to sign contracts".