Lot 424
  • 424

Robert Longo

Estimate
250,000 - 350,000 USD
Sold
555,000 USD
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Description

  • Robert Longo
  • Untitled
  • signed and dated 82 on the reverse of the backing board
  • charcoal, graphite and ink on paper laid on board

Provenance

Metro Pictures, New York
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 1982)

Exhibited

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Focus on the Figure: 20 Years, April - June 1982
Akron Art Museum, Robert Longo: Drawings and Reliefs, April - June 1984, p. 7, illustrated

Literature

Robert Longo and Richard Prince, Eds., Robert Longo: Men in the Cities 1979-1982, New York 1986, no. 27, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"New York at the time was full of raw energy. The city seemed to be run by young artists. And while the city itself wasn't young, it felt as if anything could happen... Robert somehow succeeded in capturing the excitement and raw power — as well as the sense of risk and danger — in New York at that moment."

Eric Barsness, Model for Robert Longo's Men in Cities, in conversation with Sotheby's, 25 March 2015 

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