ART & DESIGN

Charles Ray


He can spend years conceptualizing, hatch live chicks, hijack a dead tree—all for the sake of a good sculpture. Charles Ray’s artistic obsessions know no bounds.

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Portrait by Kiki Smith

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2007, painted stainless steel, 25 1/2 x 20 3/4 x 43 1/2 inches

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1993, painted aluminum, fiberglass and Plexiglas, 12 x 8 x 46 1/2 feet

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2007, Japanese cypress, 68 x 382 x 240 inches

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1993, mixed media, 53 x 96 x 24 inches

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1981; an example of Ray’s performance sculptures