Charles Ray

born 1953

Charles Ray, ‘Plank Piece I-II’ 1973
Plank Piece I-II 1973
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Charles Ray (born 1953) is a Los Angeles-based American sculptor. He is known for his strange and enigmatic sculptures that draw the viewer's perceptual judgments into question in jarring and unexpected ways. Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times wrote that Ray's "career as an artist…is easily among the most important of the last twenty years."

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