Robert Longo, ‘THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT (TRYPTICH) ’, 1990, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Longo, ‘THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT (TRYPTICH) ’, 1990, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Longo, ‘THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT (TRYPTICH) ’, 1990, Alpha 137 Gallery

Three Strikes You're Out was created in 1990 by Robert Longo exclusively for the mixed-media box-edition Contemporary Archeology, Pandora Part Three. The works were excecuted by jennifer Cox for Publishing House Bebert in an edition of 200, numbered and signed copies. This work is assembled as tryptych and consists of two aluminium plates. Both aluminium plates show a color photograph of a cloud with silkscreened red X, the lead plate only showing the red X
Total size is: 9.8 inches by 23.6 inches
Individual Metal Plate Sizes: 9.8 x 9.1 in (2) / 9.8 x 5.1 (1)
In excellent condition.

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Signature: Boldly signed and numbered in black marker from the edition of 200 on the verso; bears the artist's printed name and copyright mark, along with the publisher - Publishing House Bebert, Rotterdam.

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About Robert Longo

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.

American, b. 1953, Brooklyn, New York, based in New York, New York