Mark Ryden: preview of new "Gay 90's" art book


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Pop surrealism master Mark Ryden has just released a new book, compiling the exquisite paintings from his Gay 90's Olde Tyme Art Show that took place in 2010. The book was published by Rizzoli and designed by the talented Brad Keech of Pressure Printing/Porterhouse Fine Art Editions. More spreads from The Gay 90's below.




Mark Ryden: The Gay 90's


  1. Hmmmm…. I’ve always had very mixed feelings about Ryden. Sometimes meta-kitsch is still just kitsch.

  2. When I see new Ryden work, I feel like I’ve seen all of it before.  I’m sorry, but I’m just over him completely.  Faux kitschy pederasty doesn’t seem so ironically fun as it once did.

    1. This is a depressing truth, but I’m not sure if it’s because it makes me feel older, or because it’s sad to see an artist I used to enjoy, being boring.

  3. I love Ryden’s paintings.  I am particularly fascinated with his painting technique and I really like seeing the sketches, especially those in this book integrating some scientific bits. And that self-portrait is awesome!

  4. BabyArt seems lonely all by itself, so to see this Dutch-Angle on social models is nice; no freaking idea why yellow is his gray. The important thing is for photo studios to have similarly sized baby deer and squirrels to hand and Catholic and Proofs Without Words IP for licensed inclusion; just drain the cheese straight outta those ‘young student and family’ albums. Which people in the future will look for wondering how the savegame is stored inside.

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