This is a drawing I did in 2007 called “The Secret of the Riddle of Existence”. If you look at it closely, you can find the meaning of life. If that sort of thing interests you. #MeaningOfLife #Drawing #Alchemy #AsAboveSoBelow #AlanWatts #panorama
Happy 50th Anniversary #Apollo11 (Detail “The Creatrix” 2005) #Apollo50th #NASA
In today’s news, the EPA is “thrilled” to lift restrictions on sulfoxaflor, a pesticide known to eviscerate bee populations. This is heartbreaking and simply insane! How can people be so incredibly stupid? Bee populations are declining at a startling and terrifying rate. Their disappearance would mean the end of nature as we know it. If the bees go, we all go, folks. 🐝🌍😖 (Detail from The Creatrix, 2005) #savethebees #bees
For those of you who don’t know, #GregEscalante was the cofounder of Juxtapoz Magazine and one of the biggest supporters of Pop Surrealist art and artists. He was also an amazing, kind friend to everyone who knew him. Tragically, we lost Greg in 2017. Many of the artists he supported have donated art to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in honor of Greg. Several pieces in this collection will be on view there at LACMA this weekend only. This is one of my pieces in this collection, “Porcelain Meat Cart” from 2012. #lacma
“Silence”, serigraph, 2008, is another edition that is part of the viewing this Saturday, AND Sunday, June 29th and 30th, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art @lacma. Recent acquisitions made in memory of Greg Escalante. ❤️ #GregEscalante #LACMA
On view this Saturday, June 29, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art @lacma “Wood Lincoln” my 14 color silkscreen on mahogany panel with hand carved frame 2012. A special collection viewing of highlights from a large group of recent acquisitions made in memory of Greg Escalante—gallerist, art collector, and long-time supporter of Pop Surrealist art and artists. This viewing takes place in the Study Center for Works on Paper in the Art of the Americas Building. #GregEscalante #Lincoln
“Balloon Boy” Oil on Panel, 2000 🎈🥩🎈🥩🎈
“Memory Lane” I made this automated diorama in 2013. It was the inspiration for some of the work I did for #ABTWhippedCream which is back in New York May 24-29. @abtofficial #GayNineties #pennyarcade #automaton
Here are some pics of my studio entrance. #studio #pebblemosaic #facepot #homedesign #maryanddogs
“The Apology” 2006 #EarthDay. So sorry 🌎
Finally unpacking some of my #toys ! Hello old friends.
Cool tattoo. @una_vida_violenta #dodecahedron
My new painting, “Dowradu” oil on canvas, 16”x20” on view @kasmingallery at Art Basel Hong Kong this week! #ABHK #ArtBaselHongKong
“Princess Sputnik” 1998 painting number 1️⃣2️⃣ from The Meat Show. Appeared on the cover of Juxtapoz winter 1998.
Happy Pi Day! “The Ringmaster” 2001 #Pi #PiDay 🥧
Happy Birthday #Barbie. ✨🎁🎈🎉💃✨
Morgan Library, New York
Happy Valentines Day! ❤️ “Sophia’s Mercurial Waters” 2001
Happy Birthday @riccigrams and #AbrahamLincoln ! ✨🎈🎁🎂🎉✨ “Puella Animo Aureo” 2001 (detail) “The Grinder” 2010 (detail)
#Repost @kasmingallery with @get_repost ・・・ Included in Kasmin’s booth presentation at #ZONAMACO is Mark Ryden’s “Anatomia”, which takes an intimate look into the inner worlds of the human body. Blending themes of pop culture with techniques reminiscent of the old masters, Mark Ryden has created a singular style that blurs the traditional boundaries between high and low art. His work first garnered attention in the 1990s when he ushered in a new genre of painting, "Pop Surrealism,” dragging a host of followers in his wake. Ryden has trumped the initial surrealist strategies by choosing subject matter loaded with cultural connotation. • Kasmin is pleased to participate at ZONA MACO 2019 in Mexico City (booth F217), open through Sunday, February 10, 2019. Our presentation will feature work by Alma Allen, Theodora Allen, Saint Clair Cemin, William N. Copley, Stuart Davis, Max Ernst, Robert Indiana, Lee Krasner, James Nares, Robert Polidori, Elliott Puckette, Mark Ryden, Jan-Ole Schiemann, Joel Shapiro, Bosco Sodi, Naama Tsabar, Bernar Venet, Iván Navarro, and Walton Ford. • @Zonamaco @markryden #markryden #ZONAMACO #ArtFair #MexicoCity #Painting #ContemporaryArt • Image: Mark Ryden, “Anatomia,” 2014, oil on canvas, 54 x 30 inches, 137.2 x 76.2 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Kasmin Gallery.
Happy Year of the Pig. Plenty to be nervous about! 💦😬💦 I hope it’s s great year for everyone! ✨😊🐷✨
Beautiful misty walk this morning.
I thought I’d post these videos of some bats enjoying fruits from the Portland zoo since today I turn 56 years old. 🦇 🍎 🦇🍌 🦇🍉🦇🍏🦇
Hanging with my big bro in our family room’s very own @krk_ryden gallery! 🎊🕺💃🍾 Missing @stevenryden in the middle
Merry Christmas Everyone! 🎅🏼❄️☃️❄️🎁
Happy Holidays!!! 🎅🏼✨🎁✨☃️✨❄️❤️✨😊
Happy Winter Solstice! ❄️☃️❄️ “The Snow Queen” (featuring Zoe and Ulysses) 2004. Collection of @craigmyerswife 😊
The Harlequin's Carnival (Carnaval de Arlequín) is a painting by Joan Miró from 1925. I have always had an obsessive love of this painting ever since I saw it in person on my first trip to NYC in 1989. It provided the original inspiration for my painting “The Magic Circus” in 2001. I “combined” the Miró painting with another inspirational image, this photograph from a 1962 Ice Follies program. “The Magic Circus” limited edition poster is available TOMORROW 9am PST. www.markryden.com
Laser cutting Santa Worm die cut embossed miniature. ❄️🎅🏼❄️☃️❄️Available Dec 6! www.markryden.com
Available Thursday, December 6th! The Magic Circus - Limited Edition Lithographic Poster More info at www.MarkRyden.com Painting from 2001!
“The King of Pop” has traveled from London to Paris to @le_grand_palais where the Michael Jackson exhibition is now on display. #michaeljackson #kingofpop #dangerous #grandpalais
Our tiki entryway highlighted by our newest edition from @tikibosko ! Check him out for all your tiki needs. He’s the king of tiki.
“Pink Yak” 2018, painting number 1️⃣3️⃣6️⃣. #art021
My latest painting number 1️⃣3️⃣7️⃣, “Salvator Mundi” 2018, currently on exhibit @kasmingallery at Art021 in Shanghai through November 11th #art021 #shanghai @art021_sh #salvatormundi
So excited for the Blue Wave tomorrow! 🌊 💙 Vote for SANITY🧠. Vote for DEMOCRACY 🏛. Vote for DIVERSITY👩🏻⚕️👨🏾🏭👩🏻🍳👩🏽🎤. Vote for INCLUSION🌈. Vote for the ENVIRONMENT🌎. Vote for PEACE☮️. Vote for EQUALITY👨👱♀️Vote for LOVE!! ❤️ VOTE!!!
Painting number 1️⃣0️⃣ “The Birth of Venus” 20th anniversary The Meat Show. 🥩
There’s a cow in my garage.
Painting number 9️⃣ “The Angel of Meat”. 20th anniversary The Meat Show. 🥩
Painting number 8️⃣ “Inside Sue” 20th anniversary of The Meat Show. 🥩
Painting number 7️⃣ “Snow White”. 20th anniversary of The Meat Show” 🥩.