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Mark Ryden
TIKI GOD
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 185,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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432
Mark Ryden
TIKI GOD
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 185,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Mark Ryden
B. 1963
TIKI GOD
signed, titled and dated 96
oil on panel
Framed: 54 1/2 by 39 1/8 in. 138.4 by 99.4 cm.
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Provenance

La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1996

Exhibited

Los Angeles, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 21st Century Tiki Group Show, October 1996

Catalogue Note

"I believe to get ideas you have to nourish the spirit. I stuff myself full of the things I like: pictures of bugs, paintings by Bouguereau and David, books about Phineas T. Barnum, films by Ray Harryhausen, old photographs of strange people, children’s books about space and science, medical illustrations, music by Frank Sinatra and Debussy, magazines, T.V., Jung and Freud, Ren and Stimpy, Joseph Campbell and Nostradamus, Ken and Barbie, Alchemy, Freemasonary, Buddhism. At night my head is so full of ideas I can’t sleep. I mix it all together and create my own doctrine of life and the universe. To me, certain things seem to fit together. There are certain parallels and clues all over the place. There may be a little part of Alice in Wonderland that fits in. Charles Darwin, and Colonel Sanders provide pieces. To me the world is full of awe and wonder. This is what I put in my paintings." - Mark Ryden

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York