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Robert Loughlin

ROBERT LOUGHLIN (USA, 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.

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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

Materials

Canvas

Robert Loughlin Painting "Sky" in Jet Engine Turbine Fan Frame
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
Oil on board titled "Sky" by outsider artist extraordinaire Robert Loughlin, painted in 2011. Set into an aluminum jet engine turbine fan. The only work of numerous I've handled that...
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2010s American Machine Age Robert Loughlin

Materials

Aluminum

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...
Category

Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Wood, Paper

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

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Paper

Brute by Robert Loughlin, Acrylic Painting on Metal Box, Signed
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
Category

1990s American Modern Robert Loughlin

Materials

Metal

The Brute by Robert Loughlin
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An iconic square-chinned, cigarette-smoking figure called "The Brute".
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Wood, Paint

Robert Loughlin "Neutra in Prison" Brute Oil on Canvas
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Southampton, NJ
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...
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Robert Loughlin

Materials

Acrylic

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original painting by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Large piece with colorful image of 'the Brute.' Greens, yellows and blues with black outline.            
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Diptych of Drawings on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great pair of original drawings by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. One image of 'the Brute' with cigarette facing left and the other with the cigarette facing to the right. Great pair ...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original drawing by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Image of 'the Brute' with cigarette facing to the right. Signed RL on the back. Water stain on bottom right.  
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Book
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original drawing by Robert Loughlin on a book. Looks to be an old Russian book. Crème book with black drawing of 'the Brute' on the cover. Excellent condition.  
Category

Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Book
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original drawing by Robert Loughlin on a book. Drawing on an old Projective Psychology book. Rust colored book with black drawing of 'the Brute' on the cover, spend and bac...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original painting by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Very cool piece with an image of the Brute wearing glasses and another image of the Brute in the reflection of one of the len...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Book
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original drawing by Robert Loughlin on an old orange book. Looks to be an old Russian book. Orange book with black drawing of 'the Brute' on the cover. Signed RL and dated ...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper

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

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Metal Door
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large original painting by Robert Loughlin on a yellow metal door. Great abstract painting of 'the Brute." Signed Robert Loughlin 98' on the back. Titled "Joe." Excellent condition. ...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Metal

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Cork
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original painting by Robert Loughlin on cork. Round cork disk with painting of 'the Brute." Signed RL and titled 'Corky' on the back.   
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Cork

Robert Loughlin Original Reverse Painting on Glass
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting by Robert Loughlin on glass. Painted in reverse on the backside of the glass. Titled "The Blur" in white paint. Deep red and black background with paintin...
Category

Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Glass, Paint

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large original painting by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Painted blue background with white and black painting of "the Brute." Signed RL in red. Titled 'The Berkley Riots' on the bac...
Category

Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper, Paint

Robert Loughlin Double Sided Original Painting on Wood Door
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large original painting by Robert Loughlin on a wood door..Double sided with three total drawings of 'the Brute.' Brown wood door with drawing of the Brute on one side. Opposite side...
Category

Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Wood, Paint

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Canvas
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting by Robert Loughlin on canvas. Deep red and grey painting of "the Brute." Signed RL on the back along with a message from the artist. Excellent condition. ...
Category

Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paint, Canvas

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Wood
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting by Robert Loughlin on a wood board. White background with black coloring of 'the Brute." Signed RL and dated 2002. Mr Deskey title also written on the bac...
Category

Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paint, Wood

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

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

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...
Category

2010s American Robert Loughlin

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Previously Available Items
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

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Paper

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H 15.88 in. W 12.5 in. D 0.13 in.
Robert Loughlin Painting
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Loughlin moved to New York City in the 1980s and became part of the flourishing art and social scene. Clients of Loughlin included Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Robert...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

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H 20.63 in. W 20.63 in. D 1.25 in.
Robert Loughlin in Lucite Box
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Loughlin "brute" painted on a food package and preserved in a Lucite box. Loughlin moved to New York City in the 1980s and became part of the flourishing art and social scene....
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H 8.75 in. W 9 in. D 4.25 in.
Robert Loughlin Painting
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"The Brute" by Robert Loughlin. Simply framed in black and float mounted on linen. Robert Loughlin untitled painting. Loughlin moved to New York City in the 1980s and became part...
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H 14.75 in. W 14.5 in. D 1.25 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."  
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin

Materials

Paper, Plexiglass

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  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Cereal Box
H 5.44 in. W 4.44 in. D 2.44 in.
Robert Loughlin Original Painting
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting/drawing by Robert Loughlin on ARTnews magazine. Signed RL. Newly framed with UV protective plexiglass. Excellent condition. Comes with certificate of auth...
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Plexiglass, Paper

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H 17.75 in. W 15.13 in. D 2 in.
Plywood Painting by Robert Loughlin
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iconic image of the 'Brute' by Robert Loughlin, signed on back 2002. Loughlin moved to New York City in the 1980s and became part of the flourishing art and social scene. Clients of ...
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H 15.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 2 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...
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H 11.25 in. W 8.75 in. D 0.38 in.
"LSD" Painting by Robert Loughlin
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Circular Plywood Painting by Robert Loughlin featuring the brute. Back of painting is labeled "LSD, First Acid Trip, RL 2005." Loughlin moved to New York City in the 1980s and becam...
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H 2.25 in. Dm 22.5 in.
Robert Loughlin Painting on Wood
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Untitled" Robert Loughlin painting on wood featuring the brute. Back is untitled. Loughlin moved to New York City in the 1980s and became part of the flourishing art and social scen...
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H 22 in. W 22.5 in. D 2.5 in.
"Midnight Express" Painting by Robert Loughlin
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large canvas painting by Robert Loughlin featuring the brute. Back is labeled "Midnight Express"- RL 07. Newly framed in black. Loughlin moved to New York City in the 1980s and becam...
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H 26 in. W 18 in. D 1.5 in. L 26 in.