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Robert Longo (b. 1953) is an internationally recognized visual artist known for his large scale works in various media: drawing, sculpture, film, performance and music. He has exhibited extensively at museums throughout Europe, Asia and the United States including such venues as the Venice Biennale, Documenta, and the Whitney Biennial.
His work is represented in numerous major museums and private collections all over the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, NYC; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Albertina, Vienna; and the Tate, London. In 2014, Metro Pictures Gallery and Petzel Gallery simultaneously presented two ambitious companion solo shows, for which he was nominated by the United Section of the International Association of Art Critics for the “Best show in a commercial space in New York.” In 2005, Longo was the recipient of the Goslar Kaiserring for “outstanding achievements in modern art,” and in 2010, he was inducted as Officier de L’ordre des Art et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture.
Longo is also a member and co-founder of the art-rock band The X-Patsys, in which he plays the electric guitar and is joined by his wife, the renowned actress, Barbara Sukowa (vocals) and artist Jon Kessler (guitar). Robert Longo lives and works in New York and is represented by Metro Pictures, NYC; Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg; Capitain Petzel, Berlin, and Emilio Mazzoli, Italy.
In conjunction with the exhibition Martha Wilson, Performing, Re-enacting and Reacting will explore key complex issues surrounding the current tendency to re-perform historical works.read more »
The resurgence of painting that has characterized contemporary art production since the 1970s of course has carried with it intense activity in the field of drawing. Though not as valued a currency (or as expensive to produce) as works on canvas or bronze, drawings flow into the market, insuring the continued vitality (or at least credibility) of the painter’s or sculptor’s trade.read more »