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Ramsey Dau | The Singularity is Near

From Used Books to Painter’s Tape, Ramsey Dau’s Hyperrealist Paintings of Collages

October 15, 2015 - Rachel Will, Artsy

Ramsey Dau admits he had no real interest in African sculpture before stumbling across a battered copy of Jean Laude’s 1971 book The Arts of Black Africa in a bookstore. According to Dau’s account, the “poorly photographed, poorly reproduced” book spoke to him, and he decided to incorporate it into his latest series of hyperrealist paintings.

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