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Hand Signed Robert Longo 'Magellan' Hardcover, 392 pages English and German. Published by DuMont Buchverlag, Köln, Germany, 1997. 9.65 x 12 x 1.375 in/24.5 x 30.5 x 3.5 cm. Good condition. Inscribed by Longo 'To Jose'. "Magellan represents 366 days of 1996 the leap year Longo started to draw again." Robert Longo burst onto the New York art scene as a brash 25-year-old with “Men in the Cities,” his iconic 1983 large-scale charcoal drawings of businessmen posing in uncanny 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, views of Sigmund Freud’s apartment, and zoo animals in cages.

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  • Creator
    Robert Longo (Artist)
  • Date of Manufacture
    1997
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 9.5 in. x W 12 in. x D 1.25 in.H 24.13 cm x W 30.48 cm x D 3.18 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU2462315169942
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