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Robert Longo Men In The Cities record art 1981 (vintage Robert Longo)

1981

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Robert Longo Men In The Cities album cover art: A rare highly sought-after 1981 record art cover featuring original artwork by Robert Longo on behalf of musician Glenn Branca. A classic Robert Longo collectible that makes for stand-out wall art. Medium: Offset Lithograph on vinyl record cover. 1981. Dimensions: 12 x 12 inches. Unsigned from an edition of unknown; Robert Longo illustration credit featured on 2nd photo. Condition: some minor age related wear, otherwise very good overall vintage condition. Includes original record (very good condition). Robert Longo Record Art: further history “In 1976, Branca moved to New York from Boston. He met artist Jeffrey Lohn soon after relocating and, with him, formed the band Theoretical Girls. The group broke up in 1981, the same year Branca’s seminal album, The Ascension, was released. Robert Longo’s art graced the cover, and several musicians, including Ned Sublette and Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth), contributed to its making. In 1982, Branca started his own label, Neutral Records, and released several of Sonic Youth’s earliest albums.” (Art Forum 2018) About the artist: Robert Longo burst onto the New York art scene as a bold 25-year-old with “Men in the Cities,” his iconic 1983 large-scale charcoal drawings of businessmen presented in striking 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, impressions of Freud’s apartment, and caged zoo animals. (American, b. 1953, Brooklyn, NY) Related Categories Figurative Drawings. Cindy Sherman. New York Artists. Pop Art. The Pictures Generation. Contemporary Figurative Drawing. Photorealistic. Contemporary Art. Photographic Source. Contemporary Figurative Painting. Black-and-White Photography. Popular Culture. 20th Century Art. Performance Art.

Details

  • Creator
    Robert Longo (1953, American)
  • Creation Year
    1981
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    NEW YORK, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU35437685972

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