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Cray, Fred. FRED CRAY: UNTITLED ORIGINAL ARTWORK. New York City, NY: Fred Cray Studios, 2013. Other. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. As New.

Rare Fred Cray collectible artwork. An original artwork that the artist has produced once a year to celebrate the Holiday Season and welcome the New Year. This particular piece measures 15 X 10 inches. The piece is unique. Presents Fred Cray's "Untitled Original Artwork", one of a Series of unique pieces that he makes once a year, the work of art as thoughtful gesture. The art is Surrealist-inspired, with a touch of Symbolism, and consists of three juxtaposed "found" items that are pasted on hand-cut paper board: Two New York Lottery tickets (which symbolize the ultimate good luck-wish for the New Year) on both sides with a self-portrait in the middle (which symbolizes the ultimate mystery and beauty of art and life itself). His dedication is hand-written at the back. In this truly wonderful Series, Cray uses the juxtaposition of photographs, the most easily reproducible medium, to make something unique, literally one-of-a-kind. Despite its reproducible character, the photograph does not diminish or undermine Cray's ability to create a unique work of art that reflects his personal vision. He reminds us that the most serious and ambitious contemporary art is increasingly more, not less, photographically-based. An esoteric, somewhat eccentric figure, Cray keeps American Surrealism and the very idea of art alive in our time, which desperately needs it. Fred Cray has not received the kind of recognition that he deserves because his art is quirkily personal. But he is The Real Thing: Thoughtful yet intuitive, and deeply moving. As such, he is an anomaly in the midst of industrial-scale, manufactured art. His time will come because it is on his side. An absolute "must-have" artwork for Fred Cray collectors. This 15 X 10 inch original artwork is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black ink-pen on verso by the artist: "Happy holidays. Hope spirits are good and business not too bad. I did get my first two books out this year and have a show opening at Janet's in January. Otherwise healthy and happy. Love, Fred Cray". The recipient is named, an important figure in the art photography world. This comes with a pristine copy of the Invitation Card for Fred Cray's "Unique Photographs" at Janet Borden New York City in 2014. This is the only such artwork available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed piece thus. 1 original artwork. One of the most brilliant American artists of our time. A collectible piece. (SEE ALSO OTHER FRED CRAY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $100.00

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