Lot 178
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Robert Longo

180,000 - 250,000 GBP
233,000 GBP
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  • Robert Longo
  • Spanish Blood
  • signed and dated 08
  • charcoal on paper


Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, Issue Project Room Benefit Auction, 18 September 2008
Private Collection
Phillips, London, 10 February 2014, Lot 31
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

I simply feel compelled to make these images. To turn a dramatic moment, or an epic moment, into a highly charged, constructed picture that can consume the viewer over and over and over again, is to make an image last an eternity.
Robert Longo
in conversation with Isabelle Graw, ‘Drawing the Line’, in: Ex. Cat, Berlin, Capitain Petzel Gallery, Robert Longo: STAND, 2012, p 64