Written by Griff Williams, published by Chronicle Books
Essays by Rebecca Solnit and Christian L. Frock
Hardcover, 11.25 x 8.5"
Lushly illustrated with the artist’s paintings, collage, and graphic design; this book chronicles Ray’s life and work in San Francisco beginning in 1990 through to his untimely death in 2015.
Rex Ray established a distinct abstract vocabulary, drawing inspiration from the Arts and Crafts Movement, organic and hard edge abstraction, as well as pattern and textile design. His recognizable hand and acclaimed abstraction made him a staple in the international art and design scene. Rex Ray celebrates life, work, and legacy of iconic San Francisco fine artist Rex Ray (1956–2015).
This comprehensive volume features more than 100 of his works on canvas, wood, and paper—including never-before-seen pieces courtesy of the Rex Ray estate. His playful painted-paper-collages and organic, abstract forms have earned him comparisons to artists like Paul Klee and Henri Matisse.
Rex Ray was an influential and prolific fine artist whose art has been shown at major museums and galleries throughout the United States. Now, longtime collectors and new fans alike can revel in the beauty of Ray's inimitable body of work.