A vintage offset-lithograph exhibition poster after American artist Robert Longo (1953-) titled "Gretchen", 1985. Edition size unknown, presumed very small. This poster was produced for an exhibition of Longo's work, April 10th - May 10th 1985, at Allport Gallery 126 Post Street in San Francisco, CA. The poster features Longo's 1984, 68" x 39", lithograph "Gretchen" published by Brooke Alexander, New York City. Sheet size: 42" x 28". Excellent condition. Very rare. Robert Longo’s “Men in Cities” series, featuring well-dressed individuals in a variety of contorted poses, constitutes an instantly-recognizable and longstanding body of work now synonymous with the artist’s name. Set on the rooftop of Longo’s apartment building, these images capture figures as they duck and dive from flying objects launched by the artist. Authentically frantic and reactionary, the works reveal unexpected moments of bodily grace. Robert Longo (born January 7, 1953) is an American painter and sculptor. Longo became a rising star in the 1980s for his "Men in the Cities" series, which depicted sharply dressed men and women writhing in contorted emotion. Robert Longo was born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Long Island. He had a childhood fascination with mass media: movies, television, magazines, and comic books, which continue to influence his art. Longo began college at the University of North Texas, in the town of Denton, but left before getting a degree. He later studied sculpture under Leonda Finke, who encouraged him to pursue a career in the visual arts. In 1972, Longo received a grant to study at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. Upon his return to New York, Longo enrolled at Buffalo State College, where he received a BFA in 1975. While at Buffalo State, he studied under, and was likely influenced by art professor Joseph Piccillo. At this time he was associated with artist Cindy Sherman, who was also studying art at Buffalo State. While in college, Longo and his friends established an avant garde art gallery in their co-op building, the Essex Art Center, which was originally a converted ice factory; the gallery became Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center. Through his gallery efforts, Longo met many local and New York City artists. Longo eventually moved to New York City to join the underground art scene of the 1970s.
Shipping, Returns & Payment
About the Seller
1stdibs seller since 2015
Typical response time: <1 hr
Located in Charlottesville, VA
You may also contact the seller by phone
More From This Seller
Hockney Paints the Stage: Walker Art Center
(after) David Hockney
A vintage offset-lithograph exhibition poster after English artist David Hockney (1937-) titled "Hockney Paints the Stage". Published by the Walker Art Center in 1983. The ...
Theater Der Welt Frankfurt
An original offset lithograph exhibition poster by American artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) titled "Theater Der Welt Frankfurt", 1985. Limited edition unknown, presumed sma...
(after) Keith HaringThe Keith Haring Altarpiece: An AIDS Memorial Chapel Project, 1990
$550 Sale Price
The Keith Haring Altarpiece: An AIDS Memorial C...
(after) Keith Haring
A vintage offset-lithograph poster after American artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) to memorialize titled "The Keith Haring Altarpiece: An AIDS Memorial Chapel Project", 1990. Limited ...
Kentucky Center for the Arts, Signed Exhibition...
(after) Jim Dine
A huge signed original offset-lithograph exhibition poster by American artist Jim Dine (1935-) titled "Kentucky Center for the Arts", 1983. Hand pencil signed by Dine lower...
You May Also Like
Offset print - Panda Family (Gold) - last one ...
This is an original Murakami Takashi print in its original box UNOPENED, and therefore in perfect original condition, guaranteed for authenticity and condition of print. This is sign...
From the original printing with folds, unsigned and unnumbered as issued (Created in 1963 as an invitation to the opening of Lichtenstein’s first exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery...
Robert RauschenbergIn Transit, from Doctors of the World, 2001
Price Upon Request
In Transit, from Doctors of the World
Robert Rauschenberg- In Transit, from Doctors of the World, Offset Lithograph in colors- Ed. 22/100
100 PICASSO-PLAKATE UND STIFTUNG DANIEL-HENRY K...
(after) Pablo Picasso
Nylon, Lithograph, Offset
Picasso, Pablo. 100 PICASSO-PLAKATE UND STIFTUNG DANIEL-HENRY KAHNWEILER FOUNDATION - 20 GRAPHISCHE WERKE PABLO PICASSOS. Czwitklitzer 192(b) Poster for Kunsthalle Mannheim, 1970. Co...
(after) Keith HaringThe Fertility Suite (Shafrazi Gallery Promotional Cards), 1983
$2,393 Sale Price
The Fertility Suite (Shafrazi Gallery Promotion...
(after) Keith Haring
This set of six promotional cards was published by the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in 1983, in order to promote Keith Haring's soon-to-be-released portfolio of five screen-prints, better k...
Woman with the Fan - Vintage exhibition poster ...
(after) Claude Monet
Claude Monet (after) Woman with the Fan Exhibition poster printed in offset, with some color in lithograph and metallic ink Signature printed in the plate 119 x 84 cm (c. 48 x 34 in...
Man and Sea - Vintage exhibition poster - 1972
(after) Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali (after) Man and Sea Exhibition poster printed in offset, with some color in lithograph and metallic ink Signature printed in the plate 119 x 84 cm (c. 48 x 34 inch) Ed...
Basquiat Food for the Soup Kitchens (poster)
Jean-Michel Basquiat 'Food for the Soup Kitchens' Fashion Moda, 1983 An exceptionally rare early exhibit poster illustrated by Basquiat, for the “Food for the Soup Kitchens” benefit ...