Fans of Mark Ryden on the West Coast have been anxiously awaiting the postponed solo that they have been anticipating since the Los Angeles-based artist’s showing in New York in 2010 (covered). The Gay 90s: West is now slated to open on May 3rd and will be the inaugural show for Kohn Gallery’s new 12,000-square foot space (1227 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038 ) in Hollywood. The exhibition will include new paintings, works on paper, installation, and sculpture exploring the idealized 1890′s in America, with Ryden’s surreal touch of course, and will be a continuation of the aforementioned NYC body of work. In particular, we are excited to see in person what is promised to be Ryden’s most ambitious and largest work to date, a 96 x 120″ painting – The Parlor (Allegory of Magic, Quintessence and Divine Mystery) – which can be seen above.

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