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Overtime: June 15 – June 21

More stories from the week that ended June 21 (click on bolded words for more information): Some recent Broad Museum acquisitions revealed, such as 82-ft Murakami and Robert Longo Ferguson piece. Activists occupy Tate, staging 25-hour “textual intervention” to protest BP sponsorship agreement. Louvre and Sainte-Chapelle church accused of discrimination after refusing tours to Israeli students. Joseph Gibbons pleads guilty to robbing banks in the name of art and receives one year prison sentence. Richard Matt gave Joyce Mitchell a painting he painted of her children before […]
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Videos: Robert Longo – “Man in the City” for NOWNESS

Earlier today, NOWNESS released a new video feature on American artist Robert Longo and his iconic charcoal drawings. Included in the footage is an interview with the NY-based painter where he touches on many topics including why he works in black & white, how he made it big with his Man in the City imagery, how to stay relevant as an artist gets older, and the idea of truth. Take a look at the video below… Discuss Robert Longo here.
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Rewind: Aug 20 – Aug 26

Leading off this week’s video goodness is a look at Barry McGee’s first solo show in the Bay Area since 1994. Along with some footage of the stunning and comprehensive exhibition, the short features interviews with the Director and Assistant Curator of the BAM/PFA. Also, check out our coverage (photos) of the show for those who can’t make it to see it personally before it closes on December 9th. ArtnetTV interviews Robert Longo. THE ART UNDERGROUND – NYC SUBWAY – explore the art that’s in NYC’s […]

Basel Week Miami ’11: Art Basel – First Look (Part I)

The first art fair AM hit up when we got to Miami was the main Art Basel event. Because it was the special buyer’s preview, we saw many collectors (including us) rushing to their favorite galleries for a chance to buy works from their favorite artists. So this was not only the perfect time to beat the crowds see the standout works like the Giacometti sculpture seen above, but also celebrity watch as they made their rounds looking for their blue chip artwork. Check out […]

Releases: Robert Longo Supreme Decks

Robert Longo, whose stunning new exhibition God Machines just opened in Paris (covered), also has another project that is nearing completion.  Continuing their illustrious line of collaborative artist skatedecks (also see John Baldessari, Damien Hirst, Christopher Wool), Supreme will be be releasing three versions with some of Longo’s iconic imagery. The decks will be available in-store and online April 7th and available in Japan on April 9th. More looks at the decks after the jump…

Showing: Robert Longo – “God Machines” @ Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Robert Longo is currently showing at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, and we are completely in awe of his the size, detail, and complexity of these new drawings. The centerpiece of this exhibition, entitled God Machines, is the installation of three large pieces featuring some of holiest places for the world’s largest monotheistic religions – Mecca in Saudi Arabia, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Also on display will be other studies and works of some of his favorite subjects […]

Robert Longo x Bottega Veneta

In the ’80s, it was Robert Longo who originated the often-imitated (Apple iPod ads, anyone?) style of twisting, turning, and contorting action shots in his series Men in the Cities. Recently, Bottega Veneta came correct by hiring the artist to work on their ad campaign, instead of copying him. Longo’s photographs will appear in the Fall-Winter 2010/2011 marketing materials for the high-fashion label, continuing the recent trend of partnerships (Ryan McGinley, Aakash Nihalani, Eine, etc.) between artists and brands. More images and video from the […]
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Showing: Robert Longo Retrospective @ MAMAC (Nice)

As we reported a while back when we focused on Robert Longo, he has a very nice retrospective currently being held at the MAMAC in Nice, France. The comprehensive retrospective houses many of his iconic pieces from his expansive body of work over the last 20 years – from his renowned charcoal on papers to sculptures to photographic installations.  For those who can’t make the trip, he recently posted up some images from the exhibit, which we also posted after the jump…
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Inside Robert Longo’s Studio

Earlier this month, we focused on contemporary artist Robert Longo and his recently painted “Heroes” series. Our friends over at TAC have now found some pictures of Longo’s studio via The Selby. We take a look at the tools of his trade and what looks to be detailed models of pieces that have been or may be in the works. Seen in these pictures are also studies for two of his notable early series of works: “Men of the City” and “Wave.” Check out the […]

Art Focus: Robert Longo

We recently came across the mind blowingly detailed charcoal work of Robert Longo which led us to do a little digging to see what’s going on with this talented and renowned artist. His twenty year retrospective (1979-2009) show at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, France just opened last month and will be showing until the end of November.  Not sure exactly which works were included but our vote would have been for some of his newest work this year from the YingXiong (Heroes) series, an example […]