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496
Robert Longo
MAN WITH HANDKERCHIEF
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 USD
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496
Robert Longo
MAN WITH HANDKERCHIEF
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Robert Longo
B. 1953
MAN WITH HANDKERCHIEF
signed and dated 1978 on the reverse
graphite and charcoal on paper
30 by 40 in. 76.2 by 101.6 cm.
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Provenance

Annina Nosei-Weber Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Exh. Cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art (and traveling), Robert Longo, 1989, p. 174, illustrated 
Exh. Cat., Nice, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Robert Longo, 2009, p. 20, illustrated in color

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, former model for Robert Longo's Men in Cities series, in conversation with Sotheby's, 25 March 2015 

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York