Robert Longo, ‘Body of a Comic (Clown Bank)’, 1989, Print, Screenprint and lithograph, Brooke Alexander, Inc.
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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
.
$6,500
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Brooke Alexander, Inc.
New York

This work references a series of mixed-media works that were conceived together as "Body of a …

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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.

Robert Longo, ‘Body of a Comic (Clown Bank)’, 1989, Print, Screenprint and lithograph, Brooke Alexander, Inc.
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Brooke Alexander, Inc.
New York

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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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.

Robert Longo

Body of a Comic (Clown Bank), 1989

Screenprint and lithograph
41 × 29 3/8 in
104.1 × 74.6 cm
.
$6,500
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $74 domestic, $178 rest of world
Location
New York
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