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ERIC, NYC, 1980

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Manufacturer Weng Contemporary

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(2009)
Robert Longo Collection
These pictures belong to the precious photographic source material for Robert Longo’s iconic "Men in the Cities" drawings. These series contributed to Robert Longo's fame in the early 1980’s: larger-than-life drawings of sharply dressed businesspeople writhing in contortion under the impact of an invisible, obviously violent power, a sort of death dance of the modern man.

Eric, NYC, 1980- The present Eric, NYC, 1980 c-print is one of the precious photographic source material to Robert Longo’s iconic Men in the Cities drawings.  The Men in the Cities series made Robert Longo famous in the early 1980’s: larger-than-life drawings of sharply dressed businesspeople writhing in contortion under the impact of an invisible, obviously violent power, a sort of death dance of the modern man.
He first appropriated images from magazines, newspapers, and movie stills. Later, he began to use his friends as models, most of them figures in the art world or in the arts in general. He would bring them up on the roof of his New York City loft, rig up ropes to them, throw rubber balls, rocks and other objects at them to make them jerk, fling or fall – and take their picture. Powerful icons that, as Longo said, "exist somewhere between movies and monuments".

Technique: C-Print
Edition Size: 100
Signature: Signed and numbered

Dimensions

25.5 x 18.5 cm

Gallery of close-ups

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 - Pigment prints portfolio CINDY AND ERIC (PORTFOLIO OF 2) - Weng Contemporary Pigment prints portfolio Eric and Cindy- Belong to the precious photographic source material for Robert Longo’s iconic Men in the Cities drawings. These series contributed to Robert Longo's fame in the early 1980’s: larger-than-life drawings of sharply dressed businesspeople writhing in contortion under the impact of an invisible, obviously violent power, a sort of death dance of the modern man.
In 1975 Longo got inspired for this work after looking at a still image in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film "The American Soldier". Four years later the artist began photographing his friends,that included Cindy Sherman and Larry Gagosian,  in distorted and almost choreographic poses on a New York rooftop.  With the help of assistants the pictures were then reworked with graphite clay and to a larger scale.  One of the drawings appeared in the cover of Glenn Branca‘s album The Ascension, the work from the Men in the Cities series is also prominently displayed in the apartment of fictional character Patrick Bateman in the film of American Psycho.

Technique: Pigment Print
Edition Size: 75
Signature: Signed, dated and numbered
C-prints ERIC, NYC, 1980 - Weng Contemporary

C-prints ERIC, NYC, 1980 - Weng Contemporary
C-prints ERIC, NYC, 1980 - Weng Contemporary

C-prints ERIC, NYC, 1980 - Weng Contemporary
C-prints ERIC, NYC, 1980 - Weng Contemporary

C-prints ERIC, NYC, 1980 - Weng Contemporary
C-prints ERIC, NYC, 1980 - Weng Contemporary

C-prints ERIC, NYC, 1980 - Weng Contemporary
C-prints ERIC, NYC, 1980 - Weng Contemporary

C-prints ERIC, NYC, 1980 - Weng Contemporary
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