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Robert Longo

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Robert Longo is an American painter and sculptor. He had a childhood fascination with mass media: movies, television, magazines, and comic books, which continue to influence his art. Although he studied sculpture, drawing remained Longo's favorite form of self-expression. However, the sculptural influence pervades his drawing technique, as Longo's "portraits" have a distinctive chiseled line that seems to give the drawings a three-dimensional quality. Longo uses graphite like clay, molding it to create images like the writhing, dancing figures in his seminal "Men in the Cities" series.

You van visit his offical web site here.


Recent Exhibits

Robert Longo participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2016 Luminous Discontent
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris
Apr, 2016 March Madness
Fort Gansevoort
Nov, 2015 SECOND WAVE: Aesthetics of the 80s in Today’s Contemporary Art
UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts
Nov, 2015 SECOND WAVE: Aesthetics of the 80s in Today’s Contemporary Art
Sweeney Art Gallery
Oct, 2015 Passage
Alexander Gray Associates
Sep, 2015 Space Age
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Pantin
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Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris Fort Gansevoort
UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts Sweeney Art Gallery
Alexander Gray Associates Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Pantin
KW Institute for Contemporary Art Mana Contemporary
Pratt Manhattan Gallery White Columns
Galerie Natalie Seroussi Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation
Galerie Buchholz Stedelijk Museum
21er Haus McClain Gallery
San Jose Museum of Art John Berggruen Gallery
Adamar Fine Arts Metro Pictures
Petzel Gallery - 18th Street Marlborough Chelsea
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Albertina
Driscoll Babcock FLAG Art Foundation
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg Villa Kast All Visual Arts
LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art
Capitain Petzel Daimler Chrysler Collection: Daimler Contemporary
Shizaru Mary Ryan Gallery
Friedrich Petzel Gallery (West 22nd Street) The Honolulu Museum of Art
Marianne Boesky Gallery 64th Street Fundacion / Coleccion Jumex
Gavlak Palais de Tokyo
Victoria and Albert Museum Lehmann Maupin - Chrystie Street
Whitney Museum of American Art Olyvia Fine Art
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Brooklyn Academy of Music
AMP Zieher Smith & Horton
Rubell Family Collection Galerie de Multiples
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Leslie Sacks Gallery
Margo Leavin Gallery Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery
Hunter College/Times Square Gallery Rental Gallery
Paul Kasmin Gallery - 10th Ave MoMA PS1
Carrie Secrist Gallery IKON Ltd.
Curt Marcus Gallery
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