The Gay 90’s

Mark Ryden: The Gay 90’s is a new hardcover title from Rizzoli, which documents the popular LA-based Pop Surrealist’s latest works. The new title certainly offers an excellent opportunity to investigate what all the Mark Ryden hype is about – with over 140 pages and 80+ illustrations, including beautiful and unsettling examples of his trademark bulbous-headed debutantes and nearly as many examples of his fixations on red meat and a rather uncomfortable-looking Abraham Lincoln. Yes, it’s quite eerie, dark, and creepy, but it’s also amazingly skillful, cohesive, and thought-provoking. It also contains something of a centerfold, which is fun. My favorite aspect of this coffee table all-star, however, is all the initial sketches and drawings it contains – several per completed artwork in some instances. An appealing offering for both dedicated fans and newcomers to the weird world of Ryden.

mark ryden, the gay 90's, book, hardcover, rizzoli, art

mark ryden, the gay 90's, book, hardcover, rizzoli, art

mark ryden, the gay 90's, book, hardcover, rizzoli, art

mark ryden, the gay 90's, book, hardcover, rizzoli, art

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