His research interests include contemporary Australian art and art criticism; Post-war American art; and Postmodernism. Rex Butler is currently editing a collection entitled 'Radical Revisionism' on Australian post-colonial art and two volumes of Slavoj Zizek's selected writings.
He is the author six books including, What is Appropriation? (1996); Jean Baudrillard: The Defence of the Real (1999); A Secret History of Australian Art (2002); and Borges' Short Stories: A Reader's Guide (2010).
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