Robert Longo at Metro Pictures

I am a huge fan of Robert Longo’s work.  We have a friend who has two Longo’s of the individual dancers.  They are so beautiful.  I think of them whenever I read, hear or see anything Longo.

I was invited to the opening of this particular body of work that is called The Destroyer Cycle.  Longo was there and he walked everyone through the exhibit and described the thoughts behind the work.  He said that he loves images and that art is his religion.  Memories are photographic and his images could never be photographs.  These pieces are all about the desperation that is happening now across the globe.  It is an International situation and these pieces are political.

The work is made from charcoal.  Each piece is more amazing than the next.  This is called Riot Cops.

Destroyed head of Lamassu

St. Louis Rams, Hands Up

Justine and Juliette, Icebergs

Raft at Sea.  This piece takes your breath away.

Study of Lights Out

Divided Flag

Shattered iPhone Screen

Absolutely worth getting to see.  In September, the Brooklyn Museum, will be having a retrospective on his work with over 40 pieces.  I am really looking forward to that.