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Robert Longo Art

American, b. 1953

The drawings by artist Robert Longo are a sensory experience: They are monumental, detailed and hard-hitting in their subject matter, which often includes critiques of power, social unrest and consumer capitalism.

Longo has spent his career exploring mediums as varied as the Photorealistic charcoal drawings for which he is best known and film direction. In all of his work, however, he draws inspiration from his deep background in sculpture. “I always think that drawing is a sculptural process. I always feel like I’m carving the image out rather than painting the image. I’m carving it out with erasers and tools like that,” he once said.

The Long Island, New York, native attended high school with a man who was shot at Kent State University while protesting the U.S. invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War in 1970, and the famous image of this man lying dead on the ground influenced Longo so deeply that he began to consider all art political. Longo attended Buffalo State College, where he met and became friends with artist Cindy Sherman, and later the two moved to New York City together.

Longo’s revered work includes his charcoal and graphite “Men in the Cities” drawings. The Photorealist series, which debuted at Metro Pictures gallery in Manhattan in 1981, depicted people in formal business clothing. Posing in suspended animation in unusual contortions, the figures take on a choreographic quality and represent the career-minded “yuppies” of the era.

“Men in the Cities” was inspired by punk rock music and decades later has been cited as a visual reference for the opening sequence of the popular television drama Mad Men. The work was among the most recognizable and iconic of the Pictures Generation — the movement by artists who came of age in the 1970s and were disillusioned by the social and political conditions of the time. In 2014, Longo created 12 charcoal drawings for a series titled “Gang of Cosmos,” which were black-and-white depictions of famous Abstract Expressionist works by artists like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Lee Krasner.

Through his provocative, detailed and highly precise prints, drawings, photography and sculpture, Longo continues to challenge traditional sources of power and authority.

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Artist: Robert Longo
Robert Longo Vinyl Record Art (Robert Longo moon)
By Robert Longo
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Robert Longo (untitled) Moon In Shadow record art: Off-set print on vinyl record. 2007. 12 inches in diameter. Excellent Condition. Unsigned from an edition of 5000. Reverse side i...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Rick, from: Men in the Cities - Lithograph - American Pop Art
By Robert Longo
Located in London, GB
ROBERT LONGO (born 1953) 1953 Brooklyn, New York (American) Title: Rick, from Men in the Cities, 1994 Technique: Original Hand Signed, Inscribed, and Numbered Lithograph on Arches ...
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1990s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Robert Longo, Essentials: 2009, Signed Print, Contemporary, Photorealistic Art
By Robert Longo
Located in Hamburg, DE
Robert Longo (American, born 1953) Essentials, 2009 Medium: 7-part leporello, digital pigment print (Ditone) Dimensions: 175 x 32 cm (69 x 12.5 in) Edition of 75: Hand signed and num...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Robert Longo Art

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Digital Pigment

Robert Longo, Cindy and Eric, Set of 2 Archival Pigment Prints, Signed
By Robert Longo
Located in Hamburg, DE
Robert Longo (American, born 1953) Cindy and Eric, 2014 Medium: Set of 2 archival pigment prints Dimensions: each 45.5 × 35.3 cm Edition of 75: Signed, numbered and dated Condition: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Archival Pigment

Robert Longo Men In The Cities record art 1981 (vintage Robert Longo)
By Robert Longo
Located in NEW YORK, NY
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 cla...
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1980s Pop Art Robert Longo Art

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Offset

Pressure
By Robert Longo
Located in New York, NY
Robert Longo Pressure, 1983 Acrylic and Graphite on Paper Signed and dated 'Robert Longo 83’ (lower right) in graphite Frame included This is a unique painting The importance of this...
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1980s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Acrylic, Graphite

Men In the Cities - Gretchen (Hand Signed)
By Robert Longo
Located in New York, NY
Robert Longo (Wo)Men In the Cities - Gretchen (Hand Signed), 1991 Limited Edition Offset Lithograph Frame included Edition of 100 Hand signed lower right front; unnumbered Published ...
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1990s Pop Art Robert Longo Art

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Offset

Rosette Nebula - Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Rosette Nebula Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition Pigment print Edition of 25 151,9 x 89 cm (59.9 x 35 in.) Signed and numbered, accompanied by ...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Aluminum Nights
By Robert Longo
Located in New York, NY
Robert Longo Aluminum Nights, 1981 Offset Lithograph 28 × 20 inches Edition 230/250 Boldly signed in black marker by Robert Longo; pencil numbered on the verso Unframed Aluminum Nigh...
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1980s Pop Art Robert Longo Art

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Offset

Untitled (from Charcoal), 2017 (set of 4 prints)
By Robert Longo
Located in Bristol, GB
Untitled (Capitol Detail) Untitled (Throne Room) Untitled (Bucephalus) Untitled (Riot Cops) 4 Ditone prints on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305g Edition of 30 24 x 22 in eac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Inkjet

Gretchen from Men in the Cities
By Robert Longo
Located in Miami, FL
Hand signed and dated recto lower right corner and numbered lower left corner. This is 13/38 with 10 artist’s proofs. Published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York.
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1980s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Iceman X - Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Iceman X Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition Pigment print Edition of 25 121,8 x 96,8 cm (47.9 x 38.1 in.) Signed and numbered, accompanied by Ce...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

The Freud Cycle, 1938 (portfolio)- Contemporary, 21st Century, , Limited Edition
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, The Freud Cycle, 1938 (portfolio) Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition Pigment print (set of 9) Edition of 30 Various dimensions Signed and number...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Rick
By Robert Longo
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this large lithograph on Arches Cover. Signed, dated and numbered 44/170 in pencil by Longo. There were also 30 artist’s proofs and 18 hors-commerce Publish...
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1990s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

1986 Robert Longo 'Now is a Creature (The Fly)' Contemporary Brown,Black,Purple
By Robert Longo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 23.25 x 33 inches ( 59.055 x 83.82 cm ) Image Size: 23.25 x 33 inches ( 59.055 x 83.82 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additional ...
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1980s Robert Longo Art

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Offset

James
By Robert Longo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Robert Longo "James" 1999 Lithograph 69 x 41 inches unframed dimensions Edition "HC" (Hors Commerce). Printed at the same time as the regular edition and often given to collaborato...
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1990s Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Angel's Wing (Small Version)- Contemporary, 21st Century, , Limited Edition
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Angel's Wing (Small Version), Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition Pigment print Edition of 30 55,3 x 75,5 cm (21.7 x 29.7 in.) Signed, accompanie...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Jules from Men in the Cities, 1983
By Robert Longo
Located in Miami, FL
Signed and dated lower right and numbered 8/45 lower left corner in pencil. Published by Brooke Alexander Gallery, Inc., New York.
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

1991 Robert Longo 'Frank & Glenn' Contemporary Black,White Lithograph Framed
By Robert Longo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 40 x 57.5 inches ( 101.6 x 146.05 cm ) Image Size: 37.5 x 55 inches ( 95.25 x 139.7 cm ) Framed: Yes Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additiona...
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1990s Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Three Strikes You're Out (Triptych)
By Robert Longo
Located in New York, NY
Boldly signed and numbered in black marker from the edition of 200 on the verso; bears the artist's and publishers printed name & copyright Three Strikes You're Out was created in 19...
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1990s Minimalist Robert Longo Art

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Metal

Untitled (Capitol Detail)
By Robert Longo
Located in Bristol, GB
Ditone print on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305g Edition of 30 Signed and numbered on the front Mint, as issued Since this item will be shipped directly from the consignor, t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Inkjet

Godzilla - Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition, Wave
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Godzilla Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition, Wave Pigment print Edition of 30 109,2 x 176,5 cm (42.9 x 69.4 in.) Signed, accompanied by Certific...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Ivy Mike - Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition, Nature
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Ivy Mike Pigment print Edition of 15 113,9 x 86,4 cm (44.8 x 34 in.) Signed and numbered, accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity In mint condition, as acquired from...
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2010s Photorealist Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Crystal Chandelier - Contemporary, 21st Century, Print, Limited Edition, Black
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Crystal Chandelier Contemporary, 21st Century, Print, Limited Edition Edition of 15 127 x 151,5 cm (50 x 59.6 in.) Signed and numbered In excellent condition Longo is...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Larry from Men in the Cities
By Robert Longo
Located in Miami, FL
Lithograph on rag paper, with full margins. Signed in pencil and dated '83. Published by Editions Shellmann, Munich. Framed. Edition of 48 pieces.
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1980s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Screen

Eric, NYC -Longo, Contemporary, 21st Century, C-Print, Limited Edition, Portrait
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Eric, NYC Contemporary, 21st Century, C-Print, Limited Edition, Portrait, Man C-Print Edition of 100, plus 20 APs 25,5 x 18,5 cm (10 x 7.2 in.) Signed and numbered, a...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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C Print

Untitled (Saturn) - Contemporary, 21st Century, Limited Edition, Pigment Print
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Untitled (Saturn) Contemporary, 21st Century, Limited Edition, Pigment Print Pigment Print Edition of 30 39.6 x 59.9 cm (15.5 x 23.5 in) Signed and signed, accompanied ...
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2010s Photorealist Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Raphael from Men in the Cities
By Robert Longo
Located in Miami, FL
Hand signed and dated 98 lower right and numbered lower left corner in pencil. Publlished by Wolfryd-Selway Fine Art, New York. Framed dimensions 51.75" x 35.75" (131.5 x 91 cm).
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1980s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Forest of Doxa - Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Forest of Doxa Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition Pigment print Edition of 25 93,4 x 151,7 cm (36.7 x 59.7 in.) Signed and numbered In mint cond...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Fairmount Forest - Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment, Limited Edition
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Fairmount Forest Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment, Limited Edition Pigment print Edition of 25 90,6 x 152,2 cm (35.6 x 59.9 in.) Signed, accompanied by Certificate o...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Freud’s Desk and Chair, Study Room - Contemporary, 21st Century, Limited Edition
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Freud’s Desk and Chair, Study Room Contemporary, 21st Century, Limited Edition Pigment print Edition of 30 81,3 x 109,7 cm (32 x 43.1 in.) Unframed Signed, accompanied ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Essentials - Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Essentials Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition Pigment print Edition of 75 174,4 x 32 cm (68.6 x 12.5 in.) Signed and numbered, accompanied by Ce...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Horsehead Nebula - Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Horsehead Nebula Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition Pigment print Unframed Edition of 25 152 x 89.4 cm (59.9 x 35 in.) Signed and numbered, acco...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Cindy and Eric (portfolio) - Contemporary, 21st Century, Print, Edition
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Cindy and Eric (portfolio) Contemporary, 21st Century, Print, Edition Pigment print (set of 2) Edition of 75 Each 45,5 x 35,4 cm (17.9 x 13.9 in.) Signed, dated, and nu...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Rosette Nebula - Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition
By Robert Longo
Located in Zug, CH
Robert Longo, Rosette Nebula Contemporary, 21st Century, Pigment Print, Limited Edition Pigment print Edition of 25 151,9 x 89 cm (59.9 x 35 in.) Signed and numbered, accompanied by ...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Pigment

Edmund from Men in the Cities
By Robert Longo
Located in Miami, FL
Hand signed in pencil and dated '85 lower right corner with edition number in lower left corner. Published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York. This is AP 2/10 and the edition is 38.
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1980s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Talking Heads, Lithograph by Robert Longo
By Robert Longo
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Robert Longo Title: The Entertainer Year: 1986 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 85 Size: 30 x 22 inches (76 x 56 cm)
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1980s Pop Art Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Untitled (Capitol Detail)
By Robert Longo
Located in New York, NY
2017 Archival pigment print Sheet: 24 x 22 in. Edition of 30 Signed and numbered
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2010s Photorealist Robert Longo Art

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Archival Pigment

STUDY OF FERGUSON RIOT COPS
By Robert Longo
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed, titled and dated by the artist. Original ink and charcoal on vellum paper. Framed size approx 30.75 x 34 inches. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Au...
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2010s Pop Art Robert Longo Art

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Paper, Ink

Robert Longo Vinyl Record Art
By Robert Longo
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Robert Longo Vinyl Record Art: Off-set print on vinyl record. Unsigned. 12 inches in diameter. Excellent Condition. Published by Visionaire Fashion, 2007. Looks quite cool framed....
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Early 2000s Pop Art Robert Longo Art

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Offset

Untitled (Tree)
By Robert Longo
Located in Calabasas, CA
Artist: Robert Longo Title: Untitled (Tree) Year: 2018 Medium: Archival pigment print on Epson hot pressed, bright white paper Edition: 25; signed, dated and numbered in pencil Sheet...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Archival Pigment

A Single Frame - From the “Mnemonic Pictures Folio” - Photolithograph by R.Longo
By Robert Longo
Located in Roma, IT
A Single Frame - From the “Mnemonic Pictures Folio” is an original photo-lithograph realized by Robert Longo in 1995. Signed with initials and dated in pencil lower right, inscribed ...
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1990s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Men in the Cities
By Robert Longo
Located in Miami, FL
Signed, dated '90 recto lower right, annotated 'IV' recto lower center margin and numbered from the edition of 48 recto lower left in pencil. From the set of five published by Seibu ...
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1990s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Men in the Cities
By Robert Longo
Located in Miami, FL
Signed, dated '90 recto lower right, annotated 'V' recto lower center margin and numbered from the edition of 48 recto lower left in pencil. From the set of five published by Seibu D...
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1990s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

WAVE
By Robert Longo
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Lithograph and screenprint on wove paper for Lincoln Center Festival. Published by the Lincoln Center List Poster and Print Project, Ne...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Screen

Men in the Cities
By Robert Longo
Located in Miami, FL
From the set of five lithographs, on Arches paper, with full margins published by Seibu Department Stores Ltd., Tokyo. Signed, dated, annotated 'II' and numbered from the edition of...
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1990s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

UNTITLED (ARIANE)
By Robert Longo
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed and numbered by the artist. Archival pigment print on wove paper. Published by Adamson Editions, Washington, D.C. Sheet 33.86 X 52.76 in. Image: 29.92 x 48.82 in. Editio...
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2010s Pop Art Robert Longo Art

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Archival Pigment

RUSSIAN BOMB (SEMIPALATINSK)
By Robert Longo
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin. Image: 21.75 x 15.75 in. Sheet: 23.875 x 17.875 in. Frame: 32.5 x 26.5 in. Artwork is in exce...
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2010s Pop Art Robert Longo Art

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Digital, Paper

Cadillac
By Robert Longo
Located in Miami, FL
Hand signed and dated 2012 lower right and numbered lower left corner.
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2010s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Archival Pigment

Talking Heads, Lithograph by Robert Longo
By Robert Longo
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Robert Longo Title: The Entertainer Year: 1986 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 85 Size: 30 x 22 inches (76 x 56 cm)
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1980s Pop Art Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Rare "Dickhead" Robert Longo Bronze Sculpture
By Robert Longo
Located in Surfside, FL
Very rare cast. (edition of 1 or 2) This work was featured in an article "The Appropriation of Marginal Art in the 1980s Author: Donald Kuspit Source: American Art, Vol. 5, No. 1/2 (...
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1980s Post-Modern Robert Longo Art

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Granite, Bronze

Barbara
By Robert Longo
Located in New York, NY
An iconic image by internationally acclaimed artist, Robert Longo, Barbara was created by the artist as an original lithograph in 1998, hand-signed, dated and numbered, measuring 46 ...
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20th Century Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Eric, Robert Longo
By Robert Longo
Located in New York, NY
Dancer, actor, musician and mode, Eric Barsness was 24 years old when Robert Longo created this image for his infamous, Men in the Cities portfolio. A highly original color chromoge...
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Late 20th Century Robert Longo Art

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C Print

Larry from Men in the Cities
By Robert Longo
Located in New York, NY
Larry from Men in the Cities 1983 Signed and dated in pencil, l.r. Lithograph (Edition of 48) 72 x 36 inches (182.9 x 91.4 cm) Contact gallery for price. This work is offered by ...
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1980s Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Gretchen
By Robert Longo
Located in New York, NY
Created by the artist in 1984 as part of the Men in the Cities series, Gretchen, by Robert Longo, is a lithograph on wove paper, the artwork hand-signed, dated and numbered in pencil...
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20th Century Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Edmund, by Robert Longo
By Robert Longo
Located in New York, NY
From the artist’s iconic, Men in the Cities series, Robert Longo created Edmund in 1985 as an original lithograph measuring 68 x 39 ½ in. (173 x 100.3 cm), unframed, the artwork hand...
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20th Century Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

Study for Cold Heaven
By Robert Longo
Located in New York, NY
1983 Charcoal, watercolor, dye and graphite on paper S. 22 1/4 x 30 in. Unique in pencil lower right; titled lower left; Titled 'Study for Cold Heaven' lower left; signed and dated '...
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1980s Abstract Robert Longo Art

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Paper, Charcoal, Dye, Watercolor, Graphite

Jules, Robert Longo
By Robert Longo
Located in New York, NY
Instantly recognizable from the iconic, Men in the Cities series, Jules is an original lithograph created by Robert Longo in 1982-83 measuring 36 ½ x 21 in (92.7 x 53.3 cm), unframed...
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20th Century Contemporary Robert Longo Art

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Lithograph

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1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Robert Longo art for sale. You can also browse art by medium to find Robert Longo in archival pigment print, lithograph, pigment print and more. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 21st Century and Contemporary, and is mostly associated with the Pop Art style. Not every interior allows for large Robert Longo art, so small editions measuring 7.25 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Agent X, Arman and , John Baldessari. Robert Longo art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $200 and tops out at $225,000, while the average work can sell for $17,979.

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    Robert Longo uses cold roll paper. The artist himself explained in an interview that the paper he prefers is not handmade, instead it is machine-made, archival paper. Longo is best known for his paintings that capture realistic moments and express the inner strength of his subjects. Shop a selection of Longo pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
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    With roots in sculpture, contemporary artist Robert Longo is best known for his charcoal and graphite drawings, which showcased men and women in mid-movement. You can shop a selection of Robert Longo pieces from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.

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