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Robert Loughlin

Phisters Mother, 2005

Acrylic on found canvas
20 1/4 × 30 1/4 in
51.4 × 76.8 cm
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Signed, titled and dated to verso 'Phisters Mother RL 2005'.

Signed, titled and dated to verso 'Phisters Mother RL 2005'.

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 'Phisters Mother RL 2005'.

Signed, titled and dated to verso 'Phisters Mother RL 2005'.

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

Phisters Mother, 2005

Acrylic on found canvas
20 1/4 × 30 1/4 in
51.4 × 76.8 cm
Bidding closed
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