Robert LONGO


Robert LONGO

Robert Longo was born in Brooklyn, USA in 1953. He attended the University of North Texas in Denton before deciding to study sculpture back in New York; he later received a BFA from SUNY Buffalo. He currently lives and works in New York city.

Sculptor, painter, and draftsman, Longo is best known for his bold drawings and sculptural works merging pop culture and Fine Art. He created both drawings and sculptures exploring issues of masculinity, power, mass media, and urban lifestyles.  He is particularly known for his Men in the Cities drawing series, featuring men and women in business attire shown contorted in odd poses, and his depictions of American flags painted over in black.

Longo’s work has been included in the Whitney Biennial in New York, the Documenta in Kassel, and the Venice Biennale among many other prestigious exhibitions. His works have been shown in important institutions such as the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, The Jewish Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the LA County Museum of Contemporary Art, The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, The Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Albertina in Vienna, The Tate Gallery in London, the Jüdischen Museum in Berlin, and The Museum Ludwig in Cologne.


Robert Longo, Study of Dog Test, 2003