TOKYO///FIRST LOOK///OPENING NITE AT MARK RYDEN’S “SNOW YAK SHOW” AT TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY

February 11, 2009  |  art, Feature, Mark Ryden, News, Openings, Tim Biskup, Tokyo

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Comrades in fur: Baseman, Ryden, and Biskup cause a whiteout...

Otaku MARK RYDEN fans got a much-needed dose of face time with their art idol in Tokyo last Saturday nite when his hotly anticipated new "Snow Yak Show" debuted at TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY. In attendance were longtime Ryden brothers-in-arms TIM BISKUP and GARY BASEMAN who helped their bearded elder celebrate in true snow yak style replete with fuzzy white headgear and ice cold hearts to boot. The sold out show of new oil paintings and drawings represents a stark aesthetic departure for the artist who leaves behind his trademark meat-laden painting style and ornate frames behind with this collection of minimalist new work. HAVE A LOOK:

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"Snow Yak"

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Baseman, Ryden, Junko Mizuno, Marion Peck, Scarling's Jessicka, and Mr Fuzzy Penis Head...

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"Girl in a Fir Skirt"

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Ryden sees his work through new eyes...

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"Fur Girl"

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Barry from All Tomorrow's Parties, Jessicka, and Barry's wife Deborah...

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"Heaven"

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The Three Amigos: Baseman, Ryden, and Biskup ride high again...

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"Sophia's Bubbles"

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"Abominable"

THE AFTERPARTY AT Le BARON:
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Mr Biskup signs toys for fangirls wherever he goes...

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Miss Deborah with Weiden + Kennedy honcho & international man of mystery John Jay...

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Arrow in her Mark Ryden "Blood" dress...

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Jessicka from Hell...

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Mr Biskup racks up the ladies...

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Arrow and actress Tomoe Shinohara are blood sisters...

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Mr Biskup with Satoko from Tomio Koyama Gallery rub fur...

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3am in Tokyo: Tim Biskup finally sees the bottom of his sake shots...

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