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Robert Loughlin

American, 1949-2011

Robert Loughlin, an artist and quirky sage of Modernist design. Born in Alameda, California, in 1949, his interest in design flourished at a young age. His work as a picker and dealer in 20th-century furnishings influenced high-end interior decoration in the United States. Collectors and decorators anointed Loughlin, a celebrity, soon after he arrived in New York in the 1980s, seeing in him an unusual amalgam of talents that set him apart from most pickers who provided designers and dealers with their wares. Equal parts artist, art historian, scavenger and horse-trader, Loughlin schooled a generation of collectors in the high quality of half-forgotten Modern and mid-century designers, not by writing or lecturing about them, but by scouring flea markets and thrift stores for discarded pieces of their work and selling them.

(Biography provided by Quintessential Things)
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Creator: Robert Loughlin
Robert Loughlin, "F***", Acrylic Painting on Metal Box, Signed
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
Robert Loughlin, acrylic painting on a vintage machinist's box, signed. The hard charging Brute is superimposed over the second letter (U) of the F-word. Initialed RL in lower left c...
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Early 2000s American Modern Robert Loughlin

Materials

Metal

"Pot Head" by Robert Loughlin
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Long Island City, NY
"Pot Head" by Robert Loughlin signed and titled to verso 'Pot Head RL'. Sold with a letter of authentication from Gary Carlson.
Category

20th Century American Modern Robert Loughlin

Materials

Plastic, Acrylic

Robert Loughlin "The Brute" Ink on Paper
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
Ink on paper by outsider artist extraordinaire Robert Loughlin depicting his iconic brute image with ubiquitous cigarette. Signed and dated 2010. Acquired directly from the artist an...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Robert Loughlin

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Floor Screen
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Largest original Robert Loughlin known to exist. Painted on the back of another artists' floor screen. Just under 6 feet tall. 4.5 feet wide. Hand painted with two 'Brute' images fac...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Wood, Paper

Robert Loughlin "Neutra in Prison" Brute Oil on Canvas, 2005
By Robert Loughlin
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Robert Loughlin "Neutra in Prison" 2005. The Trademark Brute shown in jail produced in metallic silver and black tones. Paint with heavy texture. Signed "RL" and dated 2005 on b...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Robert Loughlin

Materials

Canvas, Paint

The New Icon of Modern Robert Loughlin First Edition, 2011
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
A first edition of the art catalog, The New Icon of Modern: Robert Loughlin. Introduction by Carlo McCormick, USA, 2011. Softcover. Features 47 pages with over 30 full color artworks...
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2010s American Robert Loughlin

Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Book
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original Robert Loughlin drawing on a vintage book. Book is titled Leonard the Magnificent. Book is dedicated on the inside to a friend of Roberts named Leonard. Hand signed on...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper

Robert Loughlin Art Exhibition Invitation Postcards
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
Robert Loughlin Art Exhibition invitation postcards. Sold as a set of 4. Hard to find Robert Loughlin exhibition invitations, printed on card stock, from his legendary show at Rick G...
Category

1990s North American Modern Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper

Art Sculpture Wheel by Robert Loughlin '1949 – 2011'
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Voorburg, NL
Magnificent art work, acrylic on wooden wheel, painted by outsider artist extraordinaire Robert Loughlin in 2005. In very good condition, comes on a metal standard. Signed to verso ‘...
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Early 2000s American Modern Robert Loughlin

Materials

Wood

Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Book
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original drawing by Robert Loughlin on an old book. Vintage African Art book. Red book with black drawing of 'the Brute' on the cover. Signed RL and dated 2003 on the insid...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper

Original Robert Loughlin Side Table
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning original artwork by Robert Loughlin. The famous "Brute" hand-painted by Robert Loughlin on a metal side table. Stunning piece of usable art. Super rare. Excellent condition....
Category

1990s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Metal

Orange Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Wood
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting by Robert Loughlin on wood disc. Newly framed with UV protective plexiglass. Excellent condition. Comes with certificate of authenticity. Multiple Rober...
Category

Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Plexiglass, Wood

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1990s North American Modern Robert Loughlin

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Victor Burgin Abstract Painting, Acrylic on Canvas, Geometric, Signed
By Victor Burgin
Located in New York, NY
Victor Burgin painting abstract color field red green blue signed. Acrylic on canvas. A student work by Burgin, who became well known as a photographer and a conceptual artist. Signe...
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1960s English Mid-Century Modern Vintage Robert Loughlin

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Canvas

Tadasky, Acrylic Painting on Paper, Op Art, Geometric, Blue, Pink, Signed
By Tadasky / Tadasuke Kuwayama
Located in New York, NY
Untitled by Tadasky, acrylic painting on paper, stripes signed. Small scale hard edge acrylic painting on paper by Op artist, Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama). The image is made up of a s...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Robert Loughlin

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Sean Earley, "Someone", Oil on Cabinet Door, Portrait, Painting, Signed
By Sean Earley
Located in New York, NY
Someone by Sean Earley, oil on cabinet door, portrait, painting, signed. Well executed portrait of a man with light green, white and orange hash marks on his face and embellished eye...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Robert Loughlin

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Adja Yunkers Painting Collage, Acrylic and Yarn on Canvas, White and Gray
By Adja Yunkers
Located in New York, NY
Adja Yunkers painting collage, acrylic and yarn on canvas, white and gray. Medium scale vertical canvas with off-white painted horizontal rows of yarn over a gray background. Some di...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Robert Loughlin

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Canvas, Yarn

Francesco Scavullo Bovine Skull, Screenprint on Canvas, Coral, Black, Signed
By Andy Warhol, Francesco Scavullo
Located in New York, NY
Francesco Scavullo cow skull, screenprint on canvas, coral, black, teal, signed. Screenprint in colors on canvas, signed and dated in ink on the reverse, 1985. Scavullo, 1921–2004, w...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Robert Loughlin

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Canvas, Acrylic

Samia Halaby Abstract, Wax and Pigment on Paper, Red, Yellow, Black, Signed
By Samia Halaby
Located in New York, NY
Samia Halaby Abstract, Wax and Pigment on Paper, Red, Yellow, Black, Signed. An Untitled abstract painting on paper using wax and pigment. Previously part of the art collection of Wi...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper

Zaccagnini Box, Ceramic, White, Gold, Signed
By Urbano Zaccagnini
Located in New York, NY
Zaccagnini box, ceramic, white and gold, signed. Small white glazed lidded box decorated with applied gold glazed concentric circle medallions. Signed with maker's cypher on the unde...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Robert Loughlin

Materials

Ceramic

Bitossi Number 5 Box, Ceramic, Red, White, Signed
By Bitossi, Raymor
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi number five box, ceramic, red and white, signed. A rare and hard to find number series box by Bitossi and imported to the United States by Raymor of New York. Signed with a R...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Robert Loughlin

Materials

Ceramic

Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Blue, Green, White Stripes, Signed
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi box, ceramic, blue, green, white stripes, signed. Small scale colorful lidded box decorated with a tight hard edge pattern of blue, green and white stripes which play off nic...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Robert Loughlin

Materials

Ceramic

Vasa Mihich Sphere, Cast Acrylic, Blue, Magenta, Orange, Signed
By Vasa Velizar Mihich
Located in New York, NY
Vasa Mihich sphere, cast acrylic, blue, magenta, orange, signed. Large tabletop sculpture by vase composed of laminated cast acrylic sphere with an array of internal wedge shape colo...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Robert Loughlin

Materials

Acrylic

Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Thailandia, Stripes, Orange, White, Signed
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi Thailandia box, ceramic, orange, white, brown, stripes, signed. Hard to find small scale lidded box from Aldo Londi's Thailandia series with a top glazed in orange, mint gree...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Robert Loughlin

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Ceramic

Previously Available Items
Orange Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Wood
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting by Robert Loughlin on wood disc. Newly framed with UV protective plexiglass. Excellent condition. Comes with certificate of authenticity. Multiple Rober...
Category

Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Plexiglass, Wood

Robert Loughlin Brute, Black Marker on Book, Signed
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
Robert Loughlin Brute, Black Marker on Found Spanish Book, Signed. Well executed Brute in black "Sharpie" on the cover of a 1930's Spanish language learning book, "Spanish Book One" ...
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Early 2000s North American Modern Robert Loughlin

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Paper

Robert Loughlin, Billy Beer, Painting on Canvas Panel, White, Black, Red, Signed
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
Robert Loughlin Billy beer, painting on canvas panel, white, black, red, signed. Robert Loughlin, 1949-2011. A right profile Brute portrait executed with enamel paint on a 16" x 20" ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Robert Loughlin

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Canvas

Robert Loughlin Blonde Brute Painting on Canvas, Signed
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
Robert Loughlin (1949-2011) "Blond Brute"painting on canvas, signed and dedicated to the pervious owner, Paul Campbell. Appropriately "Butched Up" painting over a found portrait of ...
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1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Robert Loughlin

Materials

Canvas

The Brute by Robert Loughlin
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A framed painting of an iconic square-chinned, cigarette-smoking figure called 'The Brute' by Robert Loughlin, USA 2006. Signed 'RL 06'.
Category

Early 2000s American Post-Modern Robert Loughlin

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • The Brute by Robert Loughlin
  • The Brute by Robert Loughlin
  • The Brute by Robert Loughlin
  • The Brute by Robert Loughlin
H 16.25 in. W 16.25 in. D 1 in.
Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original drawing by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Two pieces of cardboard with light blue paper covering and drawing of 'the Brute' in black. Signed RL.  
Category

Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper

  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
H 9.88 in. W 19.5 in. D 0.13 in.
Robert Loughlin Original Painting on a Book
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting by Robert Loughlin on an old Modern Painters book. White book with black and grey image of 'the Brute' on the cover. Signed RL. Geometrical drawing on ins...
Category

Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper

  • Robert Loughlin Original Painting on a Book
  • Robert Loughlin Original Painting on a Book
  • Robert Loughlin Original Painting on a Book
  • Robert Loughlin Original Painting on a Book
H 11.25 in. W 8.75 in. D 0.38 in.
Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original drawing by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Large front facing image of 'the Brute' wearing a suit. Titled 'The Clash' on the front. Signed RL on the back and dated 2005....
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper

  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
H 15.88 in. W 12.5 in. D 0.13 in.
Robert Loughlin Original Drawing Cutout of the Brute
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large original drawing by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Very unique drawing with the Brute cut out. Signed RL 02' on the front. Titled 'Sleater Kinny' on the back.    
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper

Pair of Original Robert Loughlin Paintings
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Perfect pair of original paintings by Robert Loughlin on textured board. One is from 2006 and the other 2007. Both signed and dated. One is titled on the back. Both are the exact sam...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Wood, Paint

  • Pair of Original Robert Loughlin Paintings
  • Pair of Original Robert Loughlin Paintings
  • Pair of Original Robert Loughlin Paintings
  • Pair of Original Robert Loughlin Paintings
H 15.5 in. W 15.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Cereal Box
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting/drawing by Robert Loughlin on a sealed cereal box. Newly framed in an acrylic box. Excellent condition. Comes with "Certificate of Authenticity."  
Category

Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper, Plexiglass

  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Cereal Box
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Cereal Box
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Cereal Box
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Cereal Box
H 5.44 in. W 4.44 in. D 2.44 in.
Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Found Object
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting/drawing by Robert Loughlin on found object. Metal cake pan with original drawing. Newly framed with UV protective plexiglass. Excellent condition. Comes w...
Category

Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Metal

  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Found Object
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Found Object
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Found Object
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Found Object
H 14.25 in. W 14.25 in. D 2.75 in.

Robert Loughlin furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Robert Loughlin's furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of paper and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Robert Loughlin furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 3 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Robert Loughlin's original furniture was created in modern style in North America during the 21st century and contemporary. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Donald Sultan, James Strombotne and Mauro Oliveira. The prices for Robert Loughlin furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $400 and tops out at $25,000, while pieces like these can sell for $5,250 on average.

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