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Robert Longo (American, b.1953)
LOT ID: 79346
Skateboards (set of 3), 2011

Screenprint, polychromed wood
31 х 7 х 1 in. (78.74 x 17.78 x 2.54 cm.)
Other, Stamped on back of decks
Edition Limited
Foundry/Publisher Supreme
Foundry/Publisher Supreme
Lot description
Limited edition Supreme skateboard decks (set of 3) by famed contemporary artist, Robert Longo. Each deck employs one of Longo's iconic images from his Balcony, Monsters, and Men in the Cities series of works.

Known for meticulously rendered large scale drawings and sculptures, Robert Longo gained notoriety in 1981 with his first solo exhibition of his "Men in the Cities" series at Metro Pictures, New York, which illustrated businessmen (and women) in fluid and distorted movements intersected by architectural forms. He would photograph friends caught in various dance moves, being pulled by ropes, or being hit with baseballs to capture the body in contorted poses, exploring spasmodic movements found in the punk scene. Longo would then painstakingly render them into charcoal drawings, a favored medium of the artist. Longo earned his BFA in 1975 from the State University College, Buffalo, NY. He was one of the original founders (along with Diane Bertolo, Charles Clough, Nancy Dwyer, Cindy Sherman, and Michael Zwack) of the highly influential Hallwalls. Ever a diversified artist, Longo is also a co-founder and member of the band X PATSYS (with Barbara Sukowa, Jon Kessler, Anthony Coleman, Anton Fier and Sean Conly). Longo is represented by Metro Pictures in New York City and Galerie Hans Mayer in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, NL)
The Albertina (Vienna, Austria)
Skateboards (set of 3) by Robert Longo
  • Skateboards (set of 3) by Robert Longo
  • Skateboards (set of 3) by Robert Longo
  • Skateboards (set of 3) by Robert Longo
  • Skateboards (set of 3) by Robert Longo
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