Pinxit [German, French, and English Text] Large hardcover - 2011
by Ryden, Mark
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Koln: Taschen, 2011. Limited Edition. Large Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Ryden, Mark. Signed by author. Signed by illustrator. Limited edition #510 of 1050. Signed by author without inscription. A near fine copy in a near fine clamshell publisher slipcase. A few light smudges on cloth slipcase. 2011 Large Hardcover. 351 pp. 20 x 15 3/4 inches. Includes clamshell publisher slipcase. Large ink hardcover with gilt title and decor on front board and spine. Decorative endpaper, silk ribbon. German, French and English text. Mark Ryden has us on edge. His vocabulary, at once cryptic and cute, refined and cliche blurs the boundaries between high and low art as much as it does between childish innocence and profound unease. Ryden first garnered attention in the 1990s when he ushered in a new genre of painting, 'Pop Surrealism,' trumping the initial surrealist strategies by choosing subject matter loaded with cultural connotation. This cultural kitsch is rendered in infinitely detailed and meticulously glazed surfaces, the precision itself evoking a subtle disquiet as much as the constant suspicion of something slightly awry in all the sugar-sweet pastel shades, fairytale landscapes, fluffy creatures, and wide-eyed girl-childs. In the major retrospective Pinxit, whose title refers to the Latin term 'painted by,' we survey almost two decades of this strange, beautiful, unheimlich world. Through the themes of the artist's major exhibitions, including The Meat Show, Bunnies & Bees, The Tree Show, we present his most compelling canvases as well as expert essays by Yoshitomo Nara, Carlo McCormick, and Kristine McKenna.
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- Title Pinxit [German, French, and English Text]
- Illustrator Ryden, Mark
- Author Ryden, Mark
- Binding Large Hardcover
- Edition Limited Edition
- Condition Near Fine
- Pages 300
- Language ENG
- Publisher Taschen, Koln
- Date 2011
- Bookseller's Inventory # 2322247
- ISBN 9783836520669