ROBERT LONGO (1953)
Robert Longo was born in New York City in the borough of Brooklyn in 1953 and raised in Long Island a suburb of New York. Longo became interested and intrigued with all manner of mass media including television, popular movies, comics and magazines which continues to influence his work today. This fascination is evident in much of his work including his most recognized Men in Cities series. These taunt stylized figures are captured and frozen in mid motion.
His works have been shown and represented in numerous collections including Art Institute of Chicago, Guggenheim Museum, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and Museum of Modern Art in New York and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Longo resides and works in New York.