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Robert Loughlin

LSD 25 69, 2001

Acrylic and spraypaint on found object
32 × 24 × 1 1/2 in
81.3 × 61 × 3.8 cm
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Signed, titled and dated to verso 'LSD 25 69 Robert Loughlin 2001'.

Signed, titled and dated to verso 'LSD 25 69 Robert Loughlin 2001'.

Robert Loughlin
American, 1949–2011
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Robert Loughlin was an artist and designer with a legendary eye—he once uncovered a painting by Salvador Dalí at the Salvation Army, which he bought for $40 and later sold at Sotheby’s for $78,000. The artist and design enthusiast was known for unearthing treasures and championing mid-century modern design at a time when others were interested in antiques, often sharing his finds with the artistic elite, including Robert Mapplethorpe and Andy Warhol, who dubbed him “the Chairman” for all the chairs he obtained for the Factory (Warhol’s famed studio). A prolific artist in his own right, Loughlin was known for the iconic square-chinned, cigarette-smoking figure he called “the brute” and would frequently depict. The objects he found—records, books, paintings, antique objects—often became canvases for his work.

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Signed, titled and dated to verso 'LSD 25 69 Robert Loughlin 2001'.

Signed, titled and dated to verso 'LSD 25 69 Robert Loughlin 2001'.

Robert Loughlin
American, 1949–2011
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Robert Loughlin was an artist and designer with a legendary eye—he once uncovered a painting by Salvador Dalí at the Salvation Army, which he bought for $40 and later sold at Sotheby’s for $78,000. The artist and design enthusiast was known for unearthing treasures and championing mid-century modern design at a time when others were interested in antiques, often sharing his finds with the artistic elite, including Robert Mapplethorpe and Andy Warhol, who dubbed him “the Chairman” for all the chairs he obtained for the Factory (Warhol’s famed studio). A prolific artist in his own right, Loughlin was known for the iconic square-chinned, cigarette-smoking figure he called “the brute” and would frequently depict. The objects he found—records, books, paintings, antique objects—often became canvases for his work.

Robert Loughlin

LSD 25 69, 2001

Acrylic and spraypaint on found object
32 × 24 × 1 1/2 in
81.3 × 61 × 3.8 cm
Bidding closed
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