LONGO, ROBERT

PUBLISHER
HATJE CANTZ

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 10.5 x 12.25 in. / 256 pgs / 140 tritone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 8/31/2012
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CATALOG: FALL 2011 p. 60   

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ISBN 9783775731966 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $120.00 CDN $120.00

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Ulm, Germany
Kunsthalle Weishaupt, 11/28/10/-10/25/11

NOMINATED FOR BEST GERMAN BOOK DESIGN OF THE YEAR BY THE PRESTIGIOUS STIFTUNG BUCHKUNST (BOOK ART FOUNDATION), 2012.

"Both the first- and second-round juries were in agreement when it came to this art book: Robert Longo’s charcoal drawings are in harmony with the overall design, perfectly presented in terms of material, production, color, typeface, and layout. The black cloth back with glossy black stamped lettering; the strong, uncoated gray cardboard with the artist’s name and title of the book in narrow, bold, and equally black Grotesque typeface; the black endpapers with a three-sided black-edging (or line-woodcut) on top set the mood for chiaroscuro—the game with light and shadow that Longo masterfully plays in his drawings. Austere, balanced, strong, yet delicate typography—positive emotional dramaturgy on these pages! The soft, natural paper, pleasant to the touch, demands the highest degree of precision from the lithographer and printer, so that the charcoal drawings, parts of which are very dark, do not fill in. Here, too, the ultimate has been achieved: coordinating the technical reproduction to reflect the qualities of the original works of art."

- Stiftung Buchkunst, June, 2012

  

HATJE CANTZ

Robert Longo: Charcoal

Published by Hatje Cantz
Text by Hal Foster.

Featured image, <i>Untitled (Home, Earth 3),
</i>Charcoal on mounted paper, 2005, is by Robert Longo, from his series <i>THE OUTWARD AND VISIBLE SIGNS...</i>Robert Longo's mastery of charcoal drawing has made him one of America's most admired artists. With every new work he reinvests the tradition of history painting with fresh relevance and impact, rendering majestic, era-defining images in a sensuous and sculptural photorealism. Longo's sense of both literal scale and historical scope is monumental, as a survey of his numerous serial works soon reveals: the Freud Drawings cycle of 2000 with its large-format treatment of Edmund Engelmann's photographs of Sigmund Freud's Vienna apartment, taken days before Freud's departure for London; or the 2003 Sickness of Reasonseries, with its high-contrast images of atomic explosions, combining sublimity and terror; or the famous one-drawing-per-day Magellan sequence of the mid-1990s, a virtual atlas of the iconography of the 1990s, intermixed with images from Longo's immediate daily life. This handsome, chunky volume surveys Longo's drawings of the past two decades, from Magellan and the Freud cycle to Monsters (2000), Sickness of Reason (2003), Ophelia (2002), Beginning of the World (2007) and others.
Robert Longo was born in Brooklyn in 1953 and received a BFA in sculpture from Buffalo State College in 1975. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Longo collaborated with musicians loosely associated with New York's No Wave movement, such as Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham and Jonathan Kane, and formed the band Robert Longo's Menthol Wars. In the 1980s, as his Men in the City drawing series was winning him critical acclaim, Longo also directed several music videos, including New Order's “Bizarre Love Triangle” and R.E.M.'s “The One I Love.” In 1995 he directed the cyberpunk film Johnny Mnemonic, starring Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren and “Beat” Takeshi.

Featured image, Untitled (Home, Earth 3), Charcoal on mounted paper, 2005, is by Robert Longo, from his series THE OUTWARD AND VISIBLE SIGNS...

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The New York Times

Art doesn't get more basic than charcoal drawings, unless it's those scratched in the dirt with a stick. In the cave of Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc in France, the charcoal drawings are (perhaps) 32,000 years old. Mr. Longo's hyper-realistic drawings here are a bit more recent, though no less lively. Many of them dwell on nature: skyscraper waves out of a surfer's dream, and razor-mouthed sharks out of a surfer's nightmare; white tigers and vast nebulas; and mushroom clouds as if drafted by Georgia O'Keeffe.

The Art Newspaper

Three essays explain how Longo's recurring themes - such as monster waves, the "sickness of reason" in nuclear explosions, and sharks as "perfect Gods" - typically capture moments of climax, tap into the collective unconscious and ask questions about how power achieves its effects. The overbearing scale of many of the drawings is consonant with those concerns.

Robert Longo: Charcoal

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