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"Everybody is crazy, but me" april - july 2016
"Red" september - december 2012
"Femininity 0.1" september - december 2011
"Origin(s)" may - june 2011

Born in 1953 in Brooklyn. Lives and works in New York City.

Robert Longo’s childhood fascination with mass media - movies, television, magazines, and comic books - continue to influence his career as a painter and a sculptor. He is an original member of iconic The Pictures Generation; a group of painters and photographers active during the ‘70s and ‘80s whose work made use of images appropriated from mass culture. Longo rose to fame thanks to his graphite black-and-white series from 1979, Men in the Cities, which depicted sharply dressed men and women writhing in contorted emotion. Longo directed several music videos, including The One I Love for the American rock band R.E.M., as well as the cyberpunk movie Johnny Mnemonic, starring Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren and Takeshi Kitano.


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