GUN (RED), 1994
Robert Longo (born January 7, 1953) is an American painter and sculptor. Longo became famous in the 1980s for his “Men in the Cities” series, which depicted sharply dressed men writhing in contorted emotion. Robert Longo has had retrospective exhibitions at Hamburger Kunstverein and Deichtorhallen, Menil Collection in Houston, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1989, theMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 1990, Hartford Athenaeum, The Isetan Museum of Art in Tokyo, and more recently a “Survey Exhibition 1980-2009,” at Musee D’Art Moderne Et D’Art Contemporain de Nice in France in 2009 and at Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon, Portugal in 2010. Group exhibitions include Documenta, theWhitney Biennial, and the Venice Biennale.