REX Verboten Exhibition Poster Berlin 2016. REX is a living American artist and illustrator closely associated with homosexual fetish art of 1970s and 1980s New York and San Fransisco. 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 Measures 16.5x23"