Rare vintage print by REX in excellent condition. Printed on heavy glossy card stock and is ready for framing. Measures 8.5 " x 11" . c.1980's to 1990's. REX was known for drawing in the style of Pointillism, the use of small dots to draw/make art. Limited run of 500 were printed, but are not numbered.
I have many more prints available by REX, watch this store for more to come, or inquire about specific fetish prints.
REX released a series of 8" x 10", 12-print unbound portfolios that were entitled (chronologically) Rexwerk, Uncut, Undercover, Armageddon, Scorpio, Rexland, Legends and Rex Sex-Freak Circus.
Also ICONS from 1977 and Mannspielen (Man Games)
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".
On July 1, 1981 REX opened his own gallery, Rexwerk, in his South of Market (SOMA) studio on Hallam Street in San Francisco. Only ten days later it was destroyed in a fire started at The Barracks bathouse that was undergoing renovation across the street. The fire could not have come at a worse time, for July 1981 was also the same month the first case of what a year later was called AIDS was diagnosed in the city of San Francisco. His commercial work and original art nonetheless continued to appear as regular features in sexual magazines such as Manifest, Drummer, Leather Journal, Cuir, Just Men, Torso, Inches, Uncut, and In Touch. Other erotic artists such as Allen J ('A.Jay') Shapiro (died 1987), Harry Bush (1925–1994), and British artist Bill Ward were colleagues. Later commissions included posters for the gay bars The Lure in New York and The Eagle in Washington DC, and the original The Saint (club) parties.
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