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Modern + Contemporary Art & Design

Sat, May 20, 2023 12:00PM EDT
Lot 632

Robert Longo NATIONAL TRUST Charcoal Study Drawing

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Robert Longo (b. 1953)
Marking(s); notes: 1981
Country of origin; materials: American; charcoal on paper
Dimensions (H, W, D): 22.25"h, 30.25"w (work is not framed)
Additional Information: Drawing is a study for the monumental (234"W) mixed media work on display at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The museum describes the work as "In these drawings by painter and sculptor Robert Longo, the juxtaposition of contorted bodies with the title 'National Trust' -- referencing an organization responsible for preserving areas of beauty or historic interest -- points to the darker features of America's past." Provenance: Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, New York.

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very good, smudges and marks consistent with artist's working study