Robert Longo


Robert Longo (born January 7, 1953) is an American artist, filmmaker, photographer and musician.

Longo became first well known in the 1980s for his Men in the Cities drawing and print series, which depict sharply dressed men and women writhing in contorted emotion. He lives in New York and East Hampton.

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American painter, sculptor, performance artist best known for his complex art works featuring sculptural, photographic, and painterly techniques. His work often allegorizes city life and tensions between the individual and totalitarian social systems.

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United States


Artist, painter, performance artist, photographer, sculptor, video artist

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Robert Longo

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