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Robert Longo, ‘Tenth Anniversary Benefit for the Kitchen (NYC Alternative Space) from the collection of artist Bill Radawec’, 1981, Alpha 137 Gallery
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Robert Longo

Tenth Anniversary Benefit for the Kitchen (NYC Alternative Space) from the collection of artist Bill Radawec, 1981

Silkscreen (Signed, Numbered) - unframed
28 × 18 in
71.1 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Alpha 137 Gallery

This very rare vintage silkscreen poster is pencil signed and numbered from the edition of 300. It …

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Pencil signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 300 recto
Series
Men in the City
Publisher
Brooke Alexander for The Kitchen
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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This very rare vintage silkscreen poster is pencil signed and numbered from the edition of 300. It From the personal collection of artist Bill Radawec (1952-2011). This silkscreen poster was created as a fundraiser to promote the 10th Anniversary of The Kitchen (An Alternative Arts Space) in New York City. ongo …

Medium
Print
Signature
Pencil signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 300 recto
Series
Men in the City
Publisher
Brooke Alexander for The Kitchen
Robert Longo
American, b. 1953
Follow

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

Tenth Anniversary Benefit for the Kitchen (NYC Alternative Space) from the collection of artist Bill Radawec, 1981

Silkscreen (Signed, Numbered) - unframed
28 × 18 in
71.1 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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