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Robert Longo

Body of a Comic (Clown Bank), 1989

Screenprint and lithograph
41 × 29 3/8 in
104.1 × 74.6 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$5,000 - 7,500
location
New York
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Brooke Alexander, Inc.
New York
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This work references a series of mixed-media works that were conceived together as "Body of a …

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This work references a series of mixed-media works that were conceived together as "Body of a Comic / Clown Bank." The print is a collection of study drawings for this work, which also includes Arena Brains, Sill and others.

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Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
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Robert Longo
American, b. 1953
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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 physically, I’ll take either way.” Longo works and reworks his charcoal into thick-textured surfaces, giving his velvety drawings deep, blackened expanses and sharply contrasting whites; his forms are at once representational and softly elusive. Having been fascinated with popular culture as a child, Longo centers his practice on transposing images and the resulting transformation of meaning, linking him with the Pictures Generation. “An artist should know art history,” he says. “Shock value only lasts so long.” His recent works have included series depicting women in burkas, ocean waves, nuclear explosions, views of Sigmund Freud’s apartment, and zoo animals in cages.

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About the work
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Brooke Alexander, Inc.
New York
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This work references a series of mixed-media works that were conceived together as "Body of a …

Read more

This work references a series of mixed-media works that were conceived together as "Body of a Comic / Clown Bank." The print is a collection of study drawings for this work, which also includes Arena Brains, Sill and others.

Medium
Print
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of large prints by Robert Longo
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$7,000–$10,500
This work
$0
$73,500+
Robert Longo
American, b. 1953
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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 physically, I’ll take either way.” Longo works and reworks his charcoal into thick-textured surfaces, giving his velvety drawings deep, blackened expanses and sharply contrasting whites; his forms are at once representational and softly elusive. Having been fascinated with popular culture as a child, Longo centers his practice on transposing images and the resulting transformation of meaning, linking him with the Pictures Generation. “An artist should know art history,” he says. “Shock value only lasts so long.” His recent works have included series depicting women in burkas, ocean waves, nuclear explosions, views of Sigmund Freud’s apartment, and zoo animals in cages.

Robert Longo

Body of a Comic (Clown Bank), 1989

Screenprint and lithograph
41 × 29 3/8 in
104.1 × 74.6 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$5,000 - 7,500
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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