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Mark Ryden. Pinxit
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I love artwork that makes you question and think about the image, so when we had the opportunity to view this title by mark Ryden, it was something we couldn't leave alone as he merges the world of very doll looking characters with bizarre, macabre twists with his own musings that bring a wonderful sense of humour and whimsy to the viewer's mind.

It's cleverly done, it has a great flow about it and for me, it was a book that kept me wanting to see more to figure out what he was going to come up with next to titillate my imagination. Finally add to this a title that's backed up with the artists own musings about the creations. The details are stunning and to be honest I'm still noticing new things each time I go through it that I'd missed on previous reads. Its quirky, it's fun and above all else its insightful to delve into the mind of an artist. All round a great item and one that I'll have a lot of fun with time and again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Mark reuses certain themes throughout; Abraham Lincoln, a bee, childhood innocence, meat, Alice in Wonderland and death. Childhood innocence is recouched into the adult dreamworlds where nothing is real, but it all relates backwards in time. I can see why Michael Jackson wanted him to do a cover.

Mark Ryden, despite the forays into mainstream graphic album art has a more developed sense of the unreal and brutal. Within each picture the soft focus pictures of childhood goo goo are given a sharp twist of the knife to let the blood flow. There is plenty of it within these pictures.

The book is huge covering all of this major periods, each given a chapter for the reader to gaze at. For those who want to buy this book, make sure you have plenty of space on your bookshelf because this is both heavy and huge.
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on 12 January 2015
Mark Ryden is one of my favourite artists and I have always found is work interesting after finding out he did the album artwork for Jack Off Jill's Clear Hearts Grey Flowers. After further research I fell in love.

The 'Pinxit' book features most of his artwork including works from the exhibitions 'The Gay 90's' and 'The Meat Show'. What I love about this book is that you can see the progression of Ryden's work throughout the book. The artwork is clear in the glossy pages and some even have pull out pages to show the paintings larger. The book itself, is larger than I imagined but I believe this does justice to the artwork as Ryden's work is so complex it deserves to be viewed larger. The book is also very good value for money considering the size of the book, the hardcover, number of pages and Ryden's artbooks tend to be high prices.

A must buy for any Ryden fan or anyone who love unique pop culture art.
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on 8 November 2013
This book is extremely good value for money, it has beautiful artwork spanning many exhibitions with some large bi-folding pages.
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on 1 May 2013
If you are a fan of the New Pop American Surrealist movement, then this book is essential. The quality of printing and the actual design and paper used is just beautiful. It's a very big heavy book. Mark Ryden's paintings are astonishing. Crazy scenarios rendered in ultra realistic style. Mind blowing. I have hundreds of art books, as I am an artist myself, but I must say that this is one of my favourites. Taschen never cease to amaze me. Superb.
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on 25 April 2013
This book is just utterly beautiful showcasing Mark Rydens work from past and present. The cover itself is a work of art and holding it I feel I am about to open a book of fairy tales and magic. The art inside is breathtaking.

The imagary and symbolic nature of the book have me yearning for more.
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on 31 May 2014
Awesome😊 and the timing is great. Maybe I will buy more. The book is in good shape, but there some places where it looked like it has been used..
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on 14 November 2014
Great book. Cover was a little worn but they advised that beforehand so can't complain.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 April 2015
I realise the images are challenging -- some of them are. This is called low-brow art-and is rooted in the underground comics of the 70s and 80s-think R CRUMB. Be prepared. My family are repulsed but I am not. There is a strange beauty. I like the way contemporary icons and toys are placed in strange contexts that have a dream world quality. The portrayal of women/girls is questionable. The large eyes hark back to the 60s kitsch of Margaret Keane- she was manipulated by her husband who signed may of her early paintings. Mark is a talented individual who is an outsider.
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