5.6.10 Pleased to Meat You

Mark ryden 790 xxx
I am so captivated by painter Mark Ryden's latest show, The Gay 90's Olde Tyme Art Show, at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York. The official release says the work "references the idealism of the 1890s while addressing the role of kitsch and nostalgia in our current culture," but for me it's really all about the meat.
Grinder 790 xxx
Apparently he had an entire exhibition called The Meat Show: Paintings about Children, God, and USDA Grade A Beef. I know, it's kinda creepy, but I just adore the Currinesque-anime-anal-retentive realism. And that meat, it's all so beautifully rendered...
 
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