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Art + Design
Foreword by Douglas Coupland,Essay by Michael Paglia,Interview by Steven Skov Holt
8-1/2 x 110-1/2 in; 160 pp; 150 color images
September 2007 ISBN 9780811859752 ISBN10 0811859754
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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 mediaincluding paper cutouts, mixed-media collages, paintings, digital prints, and the highly admired graphic design and music packaging that launched his visual careerRex Ray is a veritable trove of his sleek yet playful aesthetic.
Rex Ray is a San Francisco based fine artist whose paintings and drawings have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums. He is also a celebrated graphic designer.
Acclaimed novelist and culture critic Douglas Coupland has written ten novels and several non-fiction books. His work has been translated into 35 languages. He has written and performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, England, and is also a visual artist. He lives in Vancouver.
Michael Paglia writes on art and culture for the Denver weekly Westword.
Steven Skov Holt is distinguished professor of industrial design at California College of the Arts, and former editor of I.D. magazine. The author of several books, including Blobjects & Beyond, he has been guest curator at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York and the SFMOMA.
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