Robert Longo

American, born 1953

4,801 followers

Robert Longo

American, born 1953

4,801 followers

Robert Longo burst onto the New York art scene as a brash 25-year-old with “Men in the Cities,” his …

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Robert Longo burst onto the New York art scene as a brash 25-year-old with “Men in the Cities,” his iconic 1983 large-scale charcoal drawings of businessmen posing in uncanny contortions. “I always imagine that I want to make art that is going to kill you,” he said in 1984. “Whether it’s going to do it visually or …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$2m, Christie's, 2013
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta, and 2 more
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