|aRex Ray :|bart + design /|cforeword by Douglas Coupland ; essay by Michael Paglia ; afterword by Steven Skov Holt.
|aSan Francisco :|bChronicle Books,|cc2007.
|a1 v. (unpaged) :|bchiefly ill. (col.) ;|c27 cm.
|aFrom album covers and conert posters to prints featured by interior designers to paintings and collage in fine art collections, Ray's artwork is a combination of pop sophistcation, commercial design, and handmade craft. Paper cutouts, mixed-media collages, paintings, dgital prints, and graphic design and music packaging launched his visual career.--Inside front cover.
Rex Ray's highly collectible artwork is coveted in design as well as art circles. His color-bursting, curvaceous art graces the walls of high-design hotels, world-class museums, and hip restaurants, yet remains, as acclaimed author Douglas Coupland puts it in his foreword, "unslick, but superslick at the same time." Abstract and handcrafted, with a retro-futuristic mid-century feel, Rex Ray's meditations on fluid forms are a rare combination of sophistication and decorative appeal. The first monograph to survey his multi-faceted work in various media including paper cutouts, mixed-media collages, paintings, digital prints, and the highly admired graphic design and music packaging that launched his visual career Rex Ray is a veritable trove of his sleek yet playful aesthetic.