Robert Longo is active/lives in New York, Texas / Italy. Robert Longo is known for modernist figure, sculpture, graphics, drawing.
Biography Robert Longo
Robert Longo (1953-)
Where United States culture, media, greed, and violence meet, one finds the work of Robert Longo.
Longo's ground breaking series, Men In The Cities, draws its strength and inspiration from Longo's fascination with the works of many artists in many media, but particularly from Hollywood's stylization of violence. His figures are captured in mid-motion; one wonders whether they are dancing or dying. Their creation and popularity have come to represent the high-speed, high-pressure decade of the 1980's. Longo describes the subjects in this series as "...doomed souls. They're people who built the buildings that would eventually fall on them."
He views his work as abstract symb
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