Portfolios by Rex
Over a four decade period, REX produced hundreds of drawings organized into 10-20 page portfolios, bought and delivered by post worldwide. This book looks at these works holistically, showing the progression of his style, his execution, and the cohesion of his vision for the possiblities of gay male pleasures.
Forward by Durk Dehner
11 x 8.5 inches
Rex is a living American artist and illustrator closely associated with homosexual fetish art of 1970s and 1980s New York and San Francisco. He avoids photographs and does not discuss his personal life. His drawings influenced gay culture through graphics made for famous nightclubs including the Mineshaft and his influence on artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe. Much censored, he has remained a shadowy figure saying that his drawings "defined who I became" and that there are "no other 'truths' out there".