Robert Longo/80’s Art Revival

0 Posted by - February 5, 2011 - Art

Perfectly tying in with the current revival of all things 80’s, Robert Longo’s Men In The Cities are once again adorning the walls of modern homes. One sunny afternoon on the roof top of his New York City apartment in 1980, Lango had friends wear their typical new wave white collar attire and photographed them reacting to baseballs being thrown at them, or wrapping ropes around them and quickly pulling them. The result was a series of interesting, chaotic and awkward gestures, which Longo would later use to create 70” tall charcoal and graphite drawings. Men In The Cities became an abstract symbol of the inner struggle against the confines of high pressure lifestyles. That, and they also just look like really awesome dance moves.

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