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Robert Loughlin

Untitled (wheel)

Acrylic on found object
21 in diameter
53.3 cm diameter
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Signed to verso 'RL'. Sold with metal stand.

Signed to verso 'RL'. Sold with metal stand.

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 to verso 'RL'. Sold with metal stand.

Signed to verso 'RL'. Sold with metal stand.

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

Untitled (wheel)

Acrylic on found object
21 in diameter
53.3 cm diameter
Bidding closed
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