Today marks the release by Taschen of Mark Ryden’s Pinxit (the title is a playful references to both the preponderance of pink in his work and the Latin word meaning “he painted this,” which artists like Ingres and Rubens once appended after their signatures according to Erratic Phenomena). The publication is the most comprehensive survey of Ryden’s 20 year career and works ever and if the book to have if you are a fan although it will set you back a pretty penny.

The initial release will come in two forms – the Collector’s Edition of 1,000 ($1000) and an Art Edition of 50 ($6000).  The more expensive version comes with all the bells an whistles including a signed silkscreen print of a painting we just saw at Art Basel. A more modestly sized (and priced) edition will also be released later next year.

More images of the book after the jump…

Eye of "Eternity" - limited-edition serigraph print that comes with the Art Edition (limited to 50).

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