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This is a Rex Collectible. Unnoticed for a generation, a legendary and mysterious figure pre Stonewall. Disillusioned with commercial art, he dropped out for several years but re-emerged in the 1970s as one of the leading figures visualizing the fetish and S&M subculture in New York and later San Francisco. He was much influenced, he said, by his chance discovery of a probably bootleg magazine of the drawings of Tom of Finland which irrevocably changed his life.
" The depiction of men "having sex with men, passionately and enthusiastically" "spoke to him in a way no lover or anonymous stranger ever had In terms of his cultural interest, Rex is the surviving Godfather of Folsom which began in San Francisco and now franchised (Berlin the now famous offshoot). Beginning with Icons (1977) a series of portfolios were advertised.Rarely shown or seen in their entirety, these were carefully considered and structured sets. Most artists of the era issued photographic prints, not art prints. The only comparable previous works of this type were the commercially made lithographic prints of George Quaintance art /Victor Garcia photograhe, who independently marketed his gay art in the early 50s. Rex ist als Künstler fast in Vergessenheit geraten.
Der Mann, der die dunklen Seiten schwuler Sexualität zeigt in winzigen Punkten, die zu beeindruckenden Tintenmosaiken werden , war für den Mainstream schlicht zu radikal. Endlich gibt es nun mit Verboten!
Eine Werkschau, die einen umfassenden Überblick über das geniale Schaffen von Rex bietet. Seine düsteren Meisterwerke zeigen eine Welt voller Lust und Unterwerfung, voller Dominanz und sexueller Macht. Es wird also höchste Zeit, diesen einzigartigen Künstler wiederzuentdecken. The raw underground dark energy of REX's early drawings resonated with a leather scene that was just emerging in Greenwich Village, Chelsea and the piers and High Line and the meatpacking district of New York City, and the original SOMA culture in San Francisco, his work also distributed via A Taste of Leather in SFO.
Before Mapplethorpe there was Rex. Just as Tom of Finland realized and gave form to a new ideal of gay masculinity for the generation before him, Rex prepared the way for Mapplethorpe and the modern fetishists. He is the last of the legends from that era. A bit like an animal thought extinct - Guy Burch, UK artist - writer - curator.On July 1, 1981 REX opened his gallery Rexwerk, in his SOMA studio on Hallam Street in San Francisco. Only ten days later it was destroyed and Rex's drawings and inventory burned in a fire started at The Barracks bathhouse 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, Just Men, Torso, Inches, Uncut , and In Touch. Other erotic artists such as Harry Bush (19251994), and British UK artist Bill Ward were colleagues. Later commissions included posters for gay bars; The Lure and Mineshaft, Rawhide and The Saint in NYC The Eagle in Washington DC.
Bolt Poppers and the Pleasure Chest underground stores; his art featured in the film Cruising with Pacino. His series of 8x10 print unbound portfolios were entitled (chronologically) Rexwerk, Uncut, Undercover, Armageddon, Scorpio, Rexland, Legends and Rex Sex-Freak Circus. The unbound format proved popular with buyers who had been frustrated for the need to dismantle the bound book format collections to frame their favourite images. Rex's drawings, made over months, defy the throw-away nature of most pure pornography and are more akin to graphic novel, gay pulp comics (Tom of Finland too) and the Japanese tradition of Shunga prints prints.
Robert Mapplethorpe knew REX and was attracted to his hard-core imagery relating to the Mineshaft. The photographer developed a photographic portfolio that reflected the same themes and, like Rex, had strong links with the West Coast fetish scene they both had work published by Drummer magazine editer Jack Fritscher, one of Mapplethorpe's lovers. He secured an invitation in April 1978 from Robert Opel to have a one-man exhibit at his newly opened Fey Wey Gallery on Harrison Street in San Francisco.
Rex is artist of urban toilets, french pissoirs, unwashed blue-collar hotels, filthy construction workers, greasy gas jockeys, muscled bikers, tattooed fighters, beautiful young homeless bums... Ex-cons, armpit-sweaty beautiful studs needing head all these unshaved "lone wolves" in jockstraps, leather, boots, and torn tanktops... Who pay-per-night in sleaze-bag hotels where sailors, Marines, cops, and drifters lie back on stained mattresses, the smoke of their cigarettes drifting out the crack of their rooms, down to the toilet where the cracked urinal drips beer waste, and graffiti-covered stalls drilled with gloryholes.
REX stopped publishing his work for several years. Disheartened by the politics America, he moved to Europe in 2010 to Amsterdam. Original, collectible vintage photographs, unique books of photography; famous and infamous photographers, and rare Magazines of the era; Heartland vernacular, antique original classics.Ephemera unique & collection worthy. Physique notables: Thor, Rex werk Rexwerk Verboten, Jon Arnt, Joe Weber, Herbert List, Western Photography Guild Don Whitman WPG Denver Colorado, Kurt Dietrich Dietrick Kensington Rd Bruce Bellas of LA, Gregor Arax Paris France, John Paignton Shipley Shreeve Monty Montague Glover London England, Jim French polaroid arion Luger Colt Studio Canal St NY Los Angeles, Lou Thomas Target Studio, Lon Alonzo Hanagan New York, Douglas Juleff Detroit, Spartan Constantine, Denny Denfield, Fred Kovert Hollywood, Walter Kundzicz Champion Studio Take One Sunshine Beach Club Master Physique THEM reidmeier riedmeier, Reed Massengill, Dave Martin, John Waters David Hurles San Francisco Old Reliable, DSI, Guild Press PNC Dr Lynn Womack Washington DC, Pat Milo, Bob Mizer Athletic Model Guild AMG Physique Pictorial, Cliff Oettinger, Michigan Models Glenn Bishop, Al Urban, J Brian Donahue Calafran Bob Damron, Tony Lanza, Third World Studio, Chicago Jim Jager Mr Big Long, Sierra Domino Craig Calvin Anderson, Basil Clavering Hussar, Foto Grafo, Mike Arlen Wetherby UK, Mel Roberts, Neil Edwards, Troy Saxon Stuart Pinky Rosenberg, Bobco, Pat Rocco, Cusido, RMX Richard Models Vetruvian Sennels Lyric, Gerhardt Liebmann, Tony Patrioli Italy, Eadweard Muybridge, Paul Cadmus, Jared French Lincoln Kirstein George Platt Lynes, Will McBride, Henry Tuke, Luke Smalley, Joel Peter Witkin, Terry Richardson, Michael Stokes invictus, beaumen beau Wouter Deruytter, Gaetano D'Agata, Pluschow, Von Gloeden, Vincenzo Galdi, Eugen Sandow, Achille Volpe, Rudolph Koppitz, Raymond Voinquel, Forbes, Thomas Eakins, Czanara Raymond Carrance, Desbonnet, Duane Michals, Sherwin Carlquist, Arundel Holmes Nicholls, Edwin Townsend, Charles Alphonse Marle, John Max Hernic, Leni Riefenstahl, Fred Holland Day, Crawford Barton, Daniel Nicoletta, Weegee Arthur Fellig, Malcolm Boyd, Siegmund sig Klein, NacktKultur Swiss Nudes Werner Bandi Der Kreis the Circle fkk Hans Suren Gerhard Riebicke, George Haimsohn Plato Anthony Tony Guyther Vulcan Capital, Islay Lyons Mark Slocum Edwinstone Fred Bisonnes Dennis Forbes, Mans Image Toby Ross John Gable, Dallesandro, Ohm Phanphiroj, Alvin Baltrop, Duncan Grant, Laure Albin Guillot, Roger Viollet, Hippolyte Bayard, Marconi, Frank Collier DeZine Artkraft, Les Demi Dieux Danny Fitzgerald, William Sayles Doan photoflexion, Chuck Renslow Kris Chicago Dom Stephen Etienne, Art George Quaintance Harry Bush hard boys, Tom Bianchi nyc fire island, Vince Aletti, Klaus Kertess Peter Hujar David Wojnarowicz Robert W Richards Stroke Allure Hunter O'Hanian, Wessel O'Connor, Guy Burch, Bill Ward UK Otto Rieth Max Koch der Akt act Freilicht, Boris Lurie Habana Havana Cuba, William Gedney, Arthur Leipzig Brooklyn boys, Lehnert Landrock tunis, Stephane Gizard France, Julien Marinetti, Lowell Nesbitt, Mike Disfarmer, Norman Mauskopf, Barthe, Carl Van Vechten Harlem Renaissance, Michael Leonard, KarlHeinz Weinberger, Banksy Basquiat Warhol Haring, Colt Tom Album Barrington man ifique manifique super superb youth Tom of Finland XXL The seeds of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation were planted in 1968 when Fritz Lohman and Charles Leslie held a gallery show of gay erotic art in their Soho loft. In 1990 they became a foundation dedicated to preserving art which many in the art world used to destroy.
Ed Cervone "Three Sailor's". Or perhaps Patrick Angus' Hanky Panky - set in an adult peep show movie house.Darold Perkins has taken an Arrow Shirt ad and turned it into an ad instead. Next in the Drawings and Prints category we particularly love Paul Cadmus; the explicit Andy Warhol drawings -- he wasn't Tom of Finland.... But much more than Campbell's Tomato Soup We offer modern firsts, original photography, the arts, and gay erotica. You will also find a fine selection of signed copies, limited editions, and memorabilia because the goal is to deepen the pleasure of collecting. The item "REX ICONS MINT New Sealed vtg 1970s Leather Beefcake male nude Rare Gay Art Sale" is in sale since Sunday, May 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Art Drawings". The seller is "wabi_sabii" and is located in Pensacola, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.