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Special edition – TOME II: Melancholia includes
6 paintings by Rick Berry

Tome II : Melancholia

is a special limited edition anthology by invited artists to explore this theme. It includes 6 paintings by Rick. Click these thumbnails for full size images and information about painting availability. Click Art Prints in menu above for Limited Edition Archival Print information.

The theme is described as ” …MELANCHOLIA, the condition more akin to the alchemical phases the psyche passes through for our individuation and evolution…aka NOT depression or mourning, but something far more essential and ultimately beneficial to us all… belief is that this (art)  influences the collective in a deeply meaningful and critical way.” 

Rick is honored to be included in this book with friends he greatly admires such as Ashley Wood, Anita Kunz, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dave McKean, George Pratt, Kashra Ghanbari, as well as friends with whom he has collaborated, both at his studio and in Italy: Phil Hale, Brom, and Jason Shaw Alexander; along with many other fascinating artists. This book is massive and full of great art. 12″x18″, 200 pages.

Curator/Editor Kasra Ghanbari presented a selection of Melancholia art at Last Rites Gallery, NYC while the book was in production. Last Rites Gallery also hosted a wonderful pre-launch book party during NY Comic Con, which included Rick’s painting, “Nelson”. Perhaps you were there?

George R. R. Martin purchases three
Rick Berry Paintings



Last year Martin requested Berry as artist for his savage werewolf epic, The Skin Trade. Washington Science Fiction Association’s Press published Martin’s award-winning novella  as a stand-alone Limited 1st Edition hardcover in conjunction with Martin being Guest of Honor at their annual fall convention near DC. Rick created the cover and several paintings for the books interior. 

We’re pleased to announce “Willie” (above) and 2 other Rick Berry’s oil paintings from this book are in George R.R.Martin’s private collection in Santa Fe, New Mexico!

Author of mega-popular Game of Thrones and so much more, did you know Martin is also a star in world of independent cinemas? He’s the driving force behind saving and reviving the Jean Cocteau Cinema in his home community. Rick and I happen to be lucky to enjoy a favorite old theater from 1920’s in our town. We admire that George is supporting a venue that makes wonderful memories for everyone. Screenings include classic, cult, and new movies; also live events from music, theater, and literary worlds. Just one example, last year Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer performed. New things happen almost daily. 

AND…George R.R.  Martin has also installed an ART GALLERY at Cocteau Cinema. He’s invited Rick to show work there in the future! That’ll be fun.skintrade books for post

Rick Berry in “UNIVERSE” – opening Friday


Finish! 3/25
“Final Approach” by Rick Berry  12 x 12″ oil at Modern Eden Gallery

Rick was happy to be invited, along with studio pal, Rich Pellegrino, to create work for
Michael Cuffe’s curated exhibit April 12th – May 3rd at Modern Eden Gallery in
San Francisco, CA.


Press Release:   “UNIVERSE: The Art of Existence” will bring together artists on the subject of space, the cosmos, galaxies, celestial bodies, planets, stars, and more. Also explored is the larger outer paradigm of the Universe that relates to things of an atomic scale, such as elements of quantum physics, atoms, and energy streams. Each artist has been encouraged to interpret the Universe itself as either an outer or inner world.”  -Michael Cuffe, Editor-in-Chief,  Warholian


Opening Reception: Saturday April 12th, 6-10 pm
Modern Eden Gallery, April 12th – May 3rd
403 Francisco St., San Francisco CA
Sales: Kim@ModernEden.com (415) 956-3033

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