Born 1953 in Brooklyn; lives in New York City; attended State University College, Buffalo, New York, 1975, BFA
Hatje Cantz Verlag
"Robert Longo: Charcoal" is a comprehensive overview of Longo's charcoal drawings from the past decade. With a new text by Hal Foster, this major new survey is available at the gallery.
Caroline Smulders and Gilbert Perlein
This comprehensive monograph spans 30 years of the career of acclaimed painter, sculptor, and filmmaker Robert Longo.
Foreword by Cindy Sherman. Interview by Richard Prince.
Robert Longo first appropriated images from magazines, newspapers and movie stills to create his now iconic series "Men in the Cities." Later he began to use his friends as models, among them Cindy Sherman, Gretchen Bender, Brooke Alexander, Larry Gagosian, and Glenn Branca, posing and photographing them himself. He would bring them to the roof of his New York loft, rig up ropes to them, throw rubber balls, rocks and other objects at them to make them jerk, fling or fall—and take their picture. This book presents the photographic source material to "Men in the Cities," featuring 94 photographs taken Longo.