Adwerk by Rex
Through the explosion in gay publishing in the decades of the 70's, 80's, and 90's, print media frequently sought out REX to give image to the fantasies sold in the world of gay commerce. From bars and sex clubs to sex phone services, from sex toys to poppers REX was sought out, his style frequently copied but never duplicated.
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".