Mark Ryden

Madonna & Karl

Five years in the making, this edition of signed-and-numbered two-color intaglio prints has been made from an exclusive, original Mark Ryden drawing. The image has been pressed onto the finest traditional Japanese paper, and comes encased in a completely custom-designed, hand-made, hand-gilded wooden frame. The frame has been embossed with decorative details and protects the print under UV-proof, nearly glare-free museum-quality glass.

The Print
Handprinted two-plate intaglio print
Kochi fine Japanese paper
Each plate wiped à la poupée with multiple colors
Embossed with sculpted bee die and chop
Hand signed by Mark Ryden
The Frame
Hand-built custom wooden frame
Hand-gilded with antiqued finish
Stamped with eye insignia and title
Museum quality, anti-glare, UV protecting glass
The Certificate of Authenticity
Custom designed
Handprinted on Rives Heavyweight paper
Relief-printed type and intaglio-printed image
Perforated and embossed with sculpted dies
Signed and numbered by Mark Ryden
The Edition
Released December 2007
Frame size is 10 ¼” × 16 ¾” × 1 ¾”
Print size is 5 ½” × 6 ½”
Edition of 40
10 Printer’s proofs
10 Artist’s proofs
1 Bon à tirer