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Lot Details

This suite of four works includes:

#1
"Russian Bomb / Semipalatinsk," 2003/2011
Edition: 35
Medium: Archival pigment print on watercolor paper
Sheet: 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.5 cm)
Condition: Mint

#2
"Spanish Blood (Lion’s Gate)," 2005/2011
Edition: 35
Medium: Archival pigment print on watercolor paper
Sheet: 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.5 cm)
Condition: Mint

#3
"Untitled (Shark 5)," 2008/2011
Edition: 35
Medium: Archival pigment print on watercolor paper
Sheet: 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.5 cm)
Condition: Mint

#4
"Untitled (Ulysses)," 2009/2011
Edition: 35
Medium: Archival pigment print on watercolor paper
Sheet: 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.5 cm)
Condition: Mint

This suite of four limited-edition prints features some of Robert Longo’s most celebrated motifs: gigantic waves, a shark, an atomic mushroom cloud, and a fighter pilot, each symbolizing the end point of a dramatic process. Taken as a suite, the prints advance a set of philosophical concepts, triggering a multiplicity of associative ideas.

Born and raised in New York, Robert Longo (b. 1953) came to prominence in 1981 with his first solo exhibition at Metro Pictures, New York, NY: the "Men in the Cities" series, in which drawings of businesspeople caught in the midst of fluid movement were displayed alongside architectural forms made from cast aluminum reliefs. Since then, Longo has often engaged aspects of the three-dimensional in his paintings. 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. He is a co-founder and member of the band X PATSYS (with Barbara Sukowa, Jon Kessler, Anthony Coleman, Anton Fier, and Sean Conly). In 2009, the Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain Nice in Nice, France staged a major retrospective of Longo’s career from 1980-2009, which traveled to the Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal in 2010. His work has also been the subject of recent solo shows at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (2011); Galería Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain (2011); Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm, Germany (2010); and Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, NY (2009).

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MO
Tate Britain, London, England
Centre Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Albertina, Vienna, Austria

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