The Mark Ryden public gallery opening on Saturday.
Katy Aphrodite, a piece from Mark Ryden’s new show “The Gay 90s.” Ryden’s exhibit opens today, May 3rd, at the Kohns Gallery in Los Angeles.
“The first time I actually heard of who she was, my 11-year-old niece said, ‘There’s this girl who really likes you,’ " Ryden says about approaching Katy Perry for the project. "I guess she had mentioned me in some interviews. I just got to meet her, and we were admirers of each other, and I asked her, and she did it.”
In addition to the portrait, Ryden has worked with Perry as well a number of other artists on a limited-edition album. On the record, titled The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell, each performer will do a rendition of the same song, & ldquo;Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two).”The album, printed on 180 g red vinyl, is limited to 999 copies, all hand-numbered and signed by Ryden. Half of the records will be sold at the gallery when the show opens and half will be sold on the artist’s website, beginning May 13. A spokesperson for the gallery said that they anticipate the albums will sell out in “about five minutes.” The proceeds from the record, which will sell for $99.99, will benefit Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit that supports musical education in disadvantaged elementary schools. (source)
You can find the artworks featured in his latest exhibition, The Gay 90’s: West, HERE!
Mark Ryden - The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music - Daisy Bell
This signed and numbered limited edition vinyl record is being released in conjunction with Mark Ryden’s “The Gay Nineties West” at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, California.
The record has been pressed into 180gsm translucent red vinyl and features original covers of the song “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two).”
Available for online purchase Tuesday, May 13th via Porterhouse Art.
All profits from this record will be donated to “Little Kid s Rock,” a nonprofit that revitalizes music education in disadvantaged schools.
Mark Ryden, The Gay ’90s: West - Highlights from the Mark Ryden exhibit now on display at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles from May 3 - June 28, 2014.
Photos by Jason at HandsInTheAir.net
“Memory Lane” by Mark Ryden
Seeing this post pop on my news feed today made me sooo excited! 😁
Mark Ryden, “The Parlor (Allegory of Magic Quintessence and Divine Mystery)”. 2012.
“Pink Lincoln”, “Allegory of the Four Elements” and “The Parlor” from his upcoming exhibition :)
Kohn Gallery is getting ready for Mark Ryden’s upcoming exhibition “The Gay 90’s: West”! May3rd!