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Robert Longo Biography

One of the most successful artists of the 80s, Robert Longo’s obsession with punchy images led him into the world of music videos and, finally, Hollywood blockbusters. Initially studying sculpture, Longo’s favourite medium was drawing in the form of self-expression. Sculptural influences highly determined his drawing technique, giving his portraits a three-dimensional quality of distinctive chiseled lines. In 1989 to 91, Longo produced a series of American flags, ‘Black Flags, then in 1993 oversized hand guns ‘Bodyhammers’ was created. During 1995 and 96 Longo worked on ‘Magellan’, a project emcompassing 366 drawings, one created on each day of the year. This formed an archive of the artist’s life and his cultural surroundings. Read more ...
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American artist Robert Longo rose to prominence in the early eighties in New York City as part of the ‘Pictures Generation’; a new generation influenced by advertisements, newspapers, film and other mass-media - and determined to replace the prevailing artists of the time. Longo’s large-scale drawings, ‘Men in the Cities’ (1981), hit the materialistic zeitgeist of the decade, showing young and sharply dressed city-workers in energetic and exaggerated poses. For more than forty years the artist has explored multiple themes through his sculptural work and hyper-realistic photographic drawings.
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