Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the Mark Ryden fan in your life?
Venerable art book publisher Taschen has worked closely with the pop surrealist pioneer and Illustration alumnus to create a limited edition retrospective of his work titled Pinxit, which is available for pre-order now.
Taschen promises that Pinxit, whose title refers to the Latin word meaning “painted by,” is the ultimate retrospective of Ryden’s fine art career. And it’s easy to see why. The 366-page Collector’s Edition volume is limited to 1,000 signed and numbered copies, and includes more than 100 paintings, dozens of drawings, a new essay by culture critic Kristine McKenna and collected essays by artist Yoshitomo Nara and curator Carlo McCormick, among others.
In its review of Ryden’s show The Gay 90′s: Old Tyme Art Show, The New York Times wrote that the artist’s “zany pictures hint at what creepy psychic stuff might pullulate beneath the sentimental, nostalgic and naïve surface of modern kitsch.”
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