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Robert Longo (American, b.1953)
LOT ID: 78498
Men In Cities, 1993

Lithograph
22.7 х 28.2 in. (57.66 x 71.63 cm.)
Signed, and numbered in pencil, lower recto
Print/Casting Year 1993
Edition 12/25
Lot description
Sculptor, painter, and draftsman Robert Longo (American, b.1953) is well known for his drawings and sculptural works, examining urban life in bold 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 B.F.A. from Buffalo State University.

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, critically recognized for works such as his Men in the City series, featuring men and women in business attire shown contorted in odd poses or twisting in pain, and his depictions of American flags painted over in black. 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.

Selected Public Collections:
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Tate Modern (London, UK)
Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, NL)
The Albertina (Vienna, Austria)
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    Men in cities
    lithograph
    (H 22.7, W 28.5) in.
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