Robert Longo (inbunden)
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ca 140 Abbildungen in Triplex
157 Illustrations, black and white
304 x 260 x 31 mm
2109 g
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Robert Longo


Inbunden,  Engelska, 2012-05-04
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The enormous, photorealistic charcoal drawings by American artist Robert Longo (*1953 in Brooklyn, New York) show the beauty and horror of the present day and age. His large-format works contrast the innocence of sleeping toddlers, the tranquil grandiosity of Earth and the planets, roses in bloom, and Gothic cathedrals with threatening images of atom bomb explosions, fighter pilots, monster waves, sharks, and the muzzles of revolvers. Inexorably and seismographically precise, the winner of the 2005 Goslar Kaiserring and 2010 inductee into the French Order of Arts and Letters records the state of our world. Longos powerful motifs give form and expression to the feelings of fear and longing felt by people in the twenty-first century, and affect the viewer with the full force of the medium.This large-format, elaborately designed book, printed on natural paper using a tritone process, bound in half cloth and distributed in four different cover designs, has been created in close collaboration with the artist and affords a comprehensive overview of his charcoal drawings from the past decade. Exhibition schedule: Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm, November 28, 2010September 25, 2011
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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.--Paul Carey-Kent "The Art Newspaper " 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.--Dana Jennings "The New York Times "

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Thomas Kellein has been Director of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld since 1996. He was formerly curator of the extensive Hanns Sohm Intermedia Archive in the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart.