Pop art painter Mark Ryden's new show, The Gay 90s, opening Saturday, May 3, at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, features plenty of weird cameos from Abraham Lincoln, strange phantasmagoric scenes with raw meat, and his signature oval-eyed little girls. One of the little girls, a smaller painting in the back of the gallery, depicts Katy Perry.
Ryden tells The Hollywood Reporter that in addition to the portrait, he's worked with Perry as well a number of other artists including Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Tyler the Creator, Weird Al Yankovic, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo, Stan Ridgeway of Wall of Voodoo, Danny Elfman and Nick Cave on a limited-edition album that will be released Saturday. On the record, titled "The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell," each performer will do a rendition of the same song, "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)." Written in 1892, it was a hit song of the time and was later popularized in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which it is sung by the HAL 9000 computer.