This image from the early 1990s, sent at the time of his "A Book About Modern Art" hints at Ray's interest in the stars of cinema (in addition to those of television and all forms of mass media, not to mention art and literature). No one was safe from Ray's "portraiture". He was fond of actors from Betty Boop to Ed Harris ("because he looks like Jackson Pollock and I look like Jackson Pollock") to Jim Carrey; filmmakers from Buster Keaton to Jean Renoir.

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