"I'm sorry," Ryden said—apologizing for his obvious comic book pop surrealism. How quaint! "I have a thing I just can't break away from and it's these comic books and that Lichtenstein thing." He made it sound like an AA meeting: "My name is KRK R. and I am an artist." And he didn't need to. By now, we've seen it all—but that doesn't make knowing where it came from any less important. Or fun.
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