On Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 8:00 am PDT, Porterhouse Fine Art Editions will be offering a new limited edition lithographic poster titled ”Incarnation” by Mark Ryden, for $500. It is one of the new paintings from Mark Ryden’s “The Gay Nineties Show,” which opens Thursday, April 29, 2010, at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York, NY and runs through June 5, 2010.
In his hauntingly beautiful and masterfully executed oil paintings, Ryden creates his own contemporary mythologies whose archetypes include fairy tale creatures, historical figures, and pop cultural icons. Seamlessly juxtaposing macabre motifs like meat grinders and disembodied presidents with eye-pleasing ingénues and seductive landscapes, the artist produces a vision of society in which menace and comfort are inseparably interwoven.
These labor-intensive canvasses deftly rework centuries of art history, combining the grandeur of Spanish and Italian religious painting with the decorative richness of Old Master compositions and the lush textures of French Neo-Classicism. Go here to find out more information about Mark Ryden’s ‘The Gay 90′s: Old Tyme Art Show.