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King of Pop (#135) 1991 - 2018
Acrylic on panel with wood carving, 82” x 74”
Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.
Image: Mark Ryden, King of Pop (#135), Acrylic on panel with wood carving, 1991-2018, 82" x 74" Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.
Mark Ryden: "Michael Jackson on the Wall"
at The National Portrait Gallery, London

Jun 28 – Oct 1, 2018

This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media. Curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, the exhibition will open in the summer of 2018 to coincide with what would have been Michael Jackson's 60th birthday (on August 29, 2018).

Michael Jackson is one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century and his legacy continues into the 21st century. His significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but his considerable influence on contemporary art is an untold story. Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists. For the first time, Michael Jackson: On the Wall will bring together the works of over forty of these artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition.

"Michael Jackson on the Wall"
National Portrait Gallery, London, England, Jun 28 – Oct 1, 2018    [ more information ]
Paris Grand Palais, Paris, France, Nov 23, 2018 – Feb 14, 2019    [ more information ]

Superposition (No. 134)
Oil on Panel, 2018
Painting Size: 7 x 16 inches; 11 x 20 inches with frame

“Superposition” (No. 134), Oil on Panel, 7” x 16” (11” x 20” with frame), 2018

Cat Art Show 3: The Sequel Returns Again
Cat Art Show 3: The Sequel Returns Again will feature more than 100 globally-recognized and emerging artists, including Lola Gil, Travis Louie, Daniel Maidman, Brandi Milne, Marion Peck, Mick Rock, Edel Rodriguez, Mark Ryden, Devon Shimoyama, Tasya Van Ree, Ellen von Unwerth, and Casey Weldon, among others. From as far afield as Cuba, Japan, Russia, Serbia and the UK, the roster reflects a similarly diverse variety of cat breeds including Maine Coons, Russian Blues, Siamese, Sphynxes, and Tabbies depicted across a range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, collage and embroidery.

On View From June 14 - 24, 2018
12PM - 5PM Daily

Opening Night Thursday, June 14, 2018
VIP Opening: 6 – 8:30PM
Public Opening: 8:30 – 11PM
Closing Party Saturday, June 24, 2018
Benefiting Kitten Rescue LA
7 – 10PM

Think Tank Gallery
939 Maple Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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