Mark Ryden: The Gay 90’s

The Pop-Surrealist returns with a series of illustrations highlighting turn-of-century problems

Pop-Surrealist Mark Ryden introduced his creepily precious characters to the contemporary art world in the 1980s to wide acclaim, and in his sixth book, “Mark Ryden: The Gay 90’s,” the artist returns to his signature doll-like figures, using them to explore the conflict of ideals around the end of the 1800s. In this book, the artist’s provocative sketches, sculptures and paintings toy with our preconceptions …