Robert Longo

Robert Longo

by Robert Longo
     
 

This catalogue focuses on Robert Longo’s (born 1953) recent series of charcoal drawings of well-known Abstract Expressionist paintings. The original paintings are immediately recognizable, but it is the overlooked or imperceptible details of the complex surface, the tactility of the paint, the brushstrokes and the pattern of the canvas that Longo has made…  See more details below

Overview

This catalogue focuses on Robert Longo’s (born 1953) recent series of charcoal drawings of well-known Abstract Expressionist paintings. The original paintings are immediately recognizable, but it is the overlooked or imperceptible details of the complex surface, the tactility of the paint, the brushstrokes and the pattern of the canvas that Longo has made visible in his translation from color to black and white, paint to charcoal. Exploring his ambivalence toward painting, Longo’s drawings address the historical magnitude of Abstract Expressionism in art-historical and cultural contexts. Along with the Abstract Expressionist drawings, the book includes Longo’s enormous seven-panel drawing of the US Capitol building and a 17-foot high black wax– surfaced sculpture of an American flag that appears to collapse into or fall through the floor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783775741071
Publisher:
Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Publication date:
05/24/2016
Pages:
320

Meet the Author

Robert Longo was born in Brooklyn in 1953. He has had solo exhibitions across the world and is represented in several major museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Ludwig Museum in Cologne. He lives in New York. Caroline Smulders was Head of the Department of Contemporary Art at Christie’s for ten years before becoming Director of Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Gilbert Perlein is the Director of the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, where he originated, among others, exhibitions on Yves Klein and Robert Rauschenberg.

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