Robert Longo  (American, 1953) 

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Sculptor, painter, and draftsman Robert Longo (American, b.1953) is well known for his bold drawings and sculptural works fusing pop culture and Fine Art. Longo was born in Brooklyn, New York, and his love of pop culture, cartoons, and print media as a child later significantly influenced his art. Longo attended the University of North Texas in Denton before deciding to study sculpture back in New York; he later received a BFA from SUNY Buffalo.

After establishing a cooperative gallery in Buffalo during his college years, he joined a circle of underground artists working in New York City in the early 1980s. He created both drawings and sculptures examining issues of masculinity, power, mass media, and urban lifestyles, and has been critically recognized for works such as his Men in the Cities series, featuring men and women in business attire shown contorted in odd poses, and his depictions of American flags painted over in black. Work from the Men in the Cities series is prominently featured in the apartment of fictional character Patrick Bateman in the film American Psycho. Longo’s work has been included in the Whitney Biennial in New York, documenta in Kassel, and the Venice Biennale, among many other prestigious exhibitions. He currently lives and works in New York.

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Robert Longo, Untitled (Boxer, Vitali)

 

Robert Longo
Untitled (Boxer, Vitali)
2009

Galerie Hans Mayer
Robert Longo, Shark Study

 

Robert Longo
Shark Study
2008

Grace Lane Gallery
Robert Longo, Untitled from the Columbus Portfolio

 

Robert Longo
Untitled from the Columbus Portfolio
1992

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Robert Longo, Untitled (Taepodong)

 

Robert Longo
Untitled (Taepodong)
2006

Grace Lane Gallery
Robert Longo, Tiger

 

Robert Longo
Tiger
2011

Auction: Apr 28, 2014
Phillips New York
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Robert Longo, Barbara (from Men in Cities)

 

Robert Longo
Barbara (from Men in Cities)
1998

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Robert Longo, The Wrestlers (from Boys Slow Dance Series)

 

Robert Longo
The Wrestlers (from Boys Slow Dance Series)
1978

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Robert Longo, Raphael

 

Robert Longo
Raphael
1998

Auction: Apr 19, 2014
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Robert Longo, Strong In Love

 

Robert Longo
Strong In Love
1898-1991

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Robert Longo, Study of Adam

 

Robert Longo
Study of Adam, 2009
ink, charcoal on paper

 

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Robert Longo, Gun Study D-334

 

Robert Longo
Gun Study D-334, 1993
carbon, graphite and charcoal on paper

 

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Robert Longo, 10th Anniversary Benefit for the Kitchen

 

Robert Longo
10th Anniversary Benefit for the Kitchen, 1981
screenprint in colors on wove paper

 

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1953   Born in Brooklyn, NY
1975   BFA, State University College, Buffalo, NY
2005   Goslar Award for Modern Art
  Lives in New York, NY
2013   Legacy: Photographs from the Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Robert Longo: The Capitol Project, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Inner Journeys, Maison Particulière Art Center, Brussels
Beg, Borrow and Steal - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Disaster / The End of Days - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris, Paris
Disaster / The End Of Days - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris, Paris
Phantom Vessels - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg, Salzburg
Robert Longo - Black and White - Galerie Fluegel-Roncak, Nuremberg
2012   Robert Longo, Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2010 - 2011   Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm, Germany
The Art of Collaboration with Bottega Veneta
2009   No Wave, Galerie Saks, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
Robert Longo Survey Exhibition: 1979-2009, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nicé, France. (solo)
Robert Longo at Metro Pictures: Surrendering the Absolutes, Metro Pictures, New York, New York. (solo)
Robert Longo: Dancing with Chains On, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany. (solo)
Nights Bright Days, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California. (solo)
2008   Robert Longo: Intimate Immensity, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2007   Children of Nyx, Metro Pictures, New York (solo)
Beginning of the world, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
Exhibitionism: An Exhibition of Exhibitions of Works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (cat.)
Chelsea to Caochangdi, Chambers Fine Art, Bejing
History Will Repeat Itself, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (cat.)
Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years, Barbican Art Gallery, London (cat.)
Lights, Camera, Action: Artist Films for the Cinema, Kaufman Astoria Studios, New York
Hot Rock, Transmission Gallery, Scotland
2006   Fifth Interpretation of the Collection, La Colección Jumex, Pachuca, Mexico (cat.)
The Movement of Images, Centre Pompidou Editions, Paris (Design)
The Outward Visible Signs of an Inward Invisible Grace, Metro Pictures, New York (solo)
Ouroboros, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris (solo)
New York New York: Fifty Years of Art, Architecture, Cinema, Performance, Photography and Video, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco (cat.)
Les Mouvement des Images, Centre Pompidou, France (cat.)
Ma+h Coun+s, Curated by Barry Rosenberg, University of Connecticut, Connecticut
The Downtown Art Show: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984,” Grey Art Gallery, Fales Library, New York University (cat.)
2005   Neo-Baroque, Byblos Art Gallery, Verona (cat.)
Atomica: Making the Visible Invisible, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York
Flashback: Revisiting the Art of the Eighties, Kunstmuseum Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel
Drawing from the Modern, MoMA, New York
Robert Longo: Fire, Water, Rock 2003-2005, Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy (solo) (Curated by Richard Milazzo)
Something Wicked This Way Comes, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
Robert Longo: Deep Silence, Monchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany
2004   Laocoonte devoarto. Arte y violencia politica, Artium Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Comtemporaneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Our sickness of reason created monsters - The Colossus , Galerie Pièce Unique, Paris
Whitney Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American, New York, NY
by Amerika, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (group)
2003   The Eighties – Part II : USA, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich
Andy Warhol / Robert Longo – Cars, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin
Robert Longo – Lust of Eye, galleria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid
Aufgeschraubt und Abgestaubt – Die Sammlung im Prozess der Neupräsentation, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
M_ARS – Art and War, Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
2002   Trance und Traum, Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, Munich
Robert Longo : Sigmund Freud, Jündisches Museum Berlin, Galerie Steinek, Vienna
The Freud Drawings, Krefelder Kunstmuseen, Museen Haus Lange/ Huas Esters ; Albertina, Vienna
Monster Waves, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (solo)
20 years Galerie Steinek, Vienna (group)
2001   Pop Art & Co – Uniques, Graphics and Multiples, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, Essen
2000   Robert Longo - Superheroes, Lipanje Puntin Artecontemporanea, Trieste
Supermodel – Identity and Transformation, Lipanje Puntin
Artecontemporanea, Trieste
Robert Longo: 1980 - 2000, Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy (solo) (Curated by Richard Milazzo)
1999   The Kiasma Collection, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinski
The Virginia & Bagley Wrught Collection, Seattle Art Museum
1998   Superheroes, Cotthem Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
Superheroes, Cotthem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Superheroes, Cotthem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Superheroes, Cotthem Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium (solo)
1997   Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany (solo)
Metro Pictures, NY, USA (solo)
La Biennale di Venezia: XLVII Espozioione Internationale d'Arte, Venice, Italy
Landscape: The Pastoral to the Urban, Center for Curatorial Studies: Bard College
Views From Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art 3, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
Das Magellan Projekt, Kunsthalle Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany (solo)
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (solo)
1996   Bang! The Gun as Image, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Metro Pictures, New York, New York 'Unplugged', Gallery Cotthem, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
Robert Longo: Kreuze, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (solo)
1995   Passion Privees, Musees d'art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
Alternatives: 20 Years of Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center: 1975-1995, Burchfield-Penny, Art Center, Buffalo, NY
Robert Longo: A Retrospective, The Isetan Mseum of Art, Tokyo (solo)
Ashikaga City Museum, Kirin Plaza Art Space, Osaka (solo)
Essence and Persuasion: The Power of Black and White, Anderson Gallery Buffalo, NY
Johnny Paintings, Galerie Gana-Beaubourg Paris, France
1994   New York on Paper, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris, France
Generev Grunwald Gallery Toronto, Canada
1993   Lucio Silla Group Exhibit, Kleines Festspielhaus Salzburg, Austria
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Salzburg
1992   When Heaven and Hell Change Places, Galerie Hans Mayer Dusseldorf
Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing, The Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
1991   Power, Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis
Linda Cathcart Gallery Los Angeles, USA
  Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tate Modern, London, England
Walker ARt Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2008    Robert Longo: Intimate Immensity, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain. Richard Millazzo, essay
2007    Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years, Mark Sladen and Ariella Yedgar (ed.), Merrell Publishers Limited, London, pp. 102-103
2007    Collection Art Contemporain, Éditions du Centre Pompidou, Paris, pp. 284
2007    Bollen, Christopher, “Disaster Art,” Vman, Spring/Summer, Issue 8, pp. 88
2007    Jonathan T.D. Neil, “Robert Longo: The Outward and Visible Signs of an Inward and Invisible
2007    Grace, Art Review, February, pp. 132
2007    Sarah Valdez, “Robert Longo: Review,” Art on Paper, January/February, pp. 89
2007    Exhibitionism: An Exhibition of Exhibitions of Works from the Marlieluise Hessel Collection, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, pp. 28
2007    Joanne Bernstein, The UBS Art Collection: Drawings, UBS AG, Zürich, pp. 160-161
2007    “The Producers,” Artforum, October, pp. 352-359, 402
2007    Dorothy Spears, “It’s Only Rock and Art, but They Like It,” The New York Times, September 30, pp. 30
2007    History Will Repeat Itself, Inke Arns and Gabriele Horn (ed.), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, pp. 134-137
2006    Fifth Interpretation of the Collection, La Colección Jumex, Pachuca, Mexico, pp. 213
2006    The Movement of Images, Centre Pompidou Editions, Paris, pp. cover, 102
2006    “Robert Longo,” The New Yorker, December 4, pp. 24
2006    Sarah Douglas, “Staying Power,” Art + Auction, November, pp. 160-167
2006    Galerie Daniel Templon: 40 ans, Communic’Art, Paris, pp. 304, 386, 595
2006    No. 1, Francesca Richer and Matthew Rosenzweig (ed.), D.A.P., New York, pp. 225
2006    Tilman Osterwold, Irritation des Gleichgewichts, Snoeck, Cologne, pp.51-53
2006    Germano Celant and Lisa Dennison, New York New York: Fifty Years of Art, Architecture, Cinema, Performance, Photography and Video, Skira, Monaco, pp. 480 - 483
2006    Hatje Cantz Verlag, Flashback: Revisiting the Art of the 1980s, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Switzerland
2005    Neo-Baroque!, curated by Micaela Giovanotti and Joyce B. Korotkin, Byblos Gallery, Charta Publishers, Milan
2005    Richard Lacayo, “How Does ‘80s Art Look Now,” Time, 26 March, pp. 58-62
2005    Drawings on Geology, Serge Onnen, J & L Books, New York
2005    Robert Longo: Fire, Water, Rock 2003-2005, Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy. Richard Milazzo and Achille Bonito Oliva, essays
2005    Jordan Kantor, Drawing from the Modern: After the Endgames, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, pp. 105
2005    Werner Spies, Robert Longo: Deep Silence, Monchehaus Museum Publishing, Goslar (cat.)
2005    Robert Longo, “A Universe in Climax Sonic Grandeur: Robert Longo Talks with Glenn Branca Yard, ed. Ellen Ross, London Terrace Station, New York pp. 46-53