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Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe, American, born 1960, is an artist, producer, and singer-songwriter. He fronted the band R.E.M. for thirty-one years, selling more than a hundred million records and touring the world. As a film producer, since 1987, he has made more than twenty-five feature films, including Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich and Todd Haynes’s Velvet Goldmine. Over the past seven years he has focused on sculpture and cross-medium work, including more recently bronze, plastic, cardboard, and digital imagery. His book Fear of the Empty will be released in spring 2014 by Rizzoli. He lives in New York City.

Stories by Michael Stipe published in Zoetrope: All-Story:
 Notes on Design, Vol. 17, No. 2

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