Robert Longo, Untitled (Eric), from the series "Men in the Cities," 1979–83, Charcoal and graphite on paper, 96 x 60 inches (243.8 x 152.4 cm), Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York© Robert Longo Robert Longo Photogrpahy © Martin Kunze Detailsb. 1953, Brooklyn, New YorkConnect@robert_longo_studio Robert Longo was born in 1953 in Brooklyn and grew up in Long Island, New York. He graduated high school in 1970, weeks after the Ohio National Guard massacred several students at Kent State University who were protesting the U.S. invasion of Cambodia.One of those killed was a former classmate of Longo’s, and his body was shown in a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph that was seen across the world. The event shocked Longo, triggering his interest in political activism and media imagery.In 1972, Longo received a grant to study restoration and art history in Florence. While touring the museums of Europe, he realized he wanted to make, rather than restore art. In 1973, Longo enrolled at Buffalo State College, where he worked for artists Paul Sharits and Hollis Frampton, who introduced him to structuralist filmmaking. Along with Charles Clough, Longo also co-founded Hallwalls (1974–ongoing), an alternative non-profit art exhibition space where he organized shows and talks with artists such as John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis, Robert Irwin, Joan Jonas, Bruce Nauman, and Richard Serra.At Buffalo State, Longo started a friendship–that still exists to this day–with Cindy Sherman, and in 1977 the two moved to New York together, where Longo began working as a studio assistant to Vito Acconci and Dennis Oppenheim. That year he was included in the exhibition Pictures at Artist’s Space, curated by Douglas Crimp, which showcased work by a group of five young artists who were engaged with the politics of image-making, drawing from advertisements, newspapers, film, and television. The “Pictures Generation,” as they became known, included artists such as Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Louise Lawler, David Salle, and drew from semiotics and poststructuralist theory to investigate the way meaning is made and circulated in modern society. Their work often critiqued the anaesthetizing power of consumer capitalism and the indoctrinating effects of mass media. At his first solo show at Metro Pictures in 1981, Longo presented his charcoal and graphite Men in the Cities drawings, which instantly became icons of the “Pictures Generation,” and some of the most recognizable artworks of the 1980s.Longo performed in New York rock clubs with the band Menthol Wars with Richard Prince, throughout the 1980s. During that period, he also designed numerous album covers, including Glenn Branca’s The Ascension (1981) and The Replacements’ Tim (1985). In 1986, he directed his first music video for New Order’s chart-topping song Bizarre Love Triangle, and the following year directed The One I Love, a video for R.E.M.’s first hit single.Longo began working with diverse materials at increasingly ambitious scales. His Combines series, first exhibited in 1983, incorporated materials such as paint, graphite, wood, plaster, cast bronze, and steel in works that were part-painting, part-sculptural reliefs. Using Sergei Eisenstein’s theory of montage to juxtapose conflicting imagery and forms, they touched on many of the themes of war, alienation, and consumption that have remained central to Longo’s practice. The Combines were followed in 1990 by Black Flags, a series of cast bronze American Flags taking the forms of wall-hanging structures frozen mid-wave, free-standing pennants as sharp as missiles, and enormous impenetrable walls, all pointed critiques of US imperialism.In 1989, Longo escaped a recession and the Gulf War by moving to Paris, where he lived and worked for three years, eventually returning to begin his Bodyhammers series of large-scale charcoal and graphite drawings of guns, and to direct the cyberpunk film Johnny Mnemonic, based on William Gibson’s text, which starred Keanu Reeves and Dolph Lundgren. Following the film’s release in 1996—a leap year—he began Magellan, a series of 366 small drawings, completing one each day from daily media sources. Taken together, the eclectic images of murders, funerals, concerts, sporting events, cops, superheroes, animals, and plants are a kind of channel scroll through the American subconscious, which became the lexicon for work to come.Beginning in 1999, Longo began making large-scale charcoal wave drawings, his Monsters series, followed by The Freud Cycle, depicting Sigmund Freud’s consultation room and apartment in Nazi-occupied Vienna. On the one hand, the stormy seas counterbalance the cool rationalism of psychoanalysis, while on the other, the pairing suggests inner tempests. These images are what Longo considers “absolutes”, embodiments of the collective unconscious. In 2009, he completed a cycle of drawings of other absolutes—bombs, nebulae, roses, sleeping children, and sharks—that he called The Essentials, and which form a poetic creation myth.Longo’s engagement with metaphysics continued in The Mysteries, a body of work completed from 2009 to 2014. Each drawing depicts a scene of beauty and contradiction: light streaming through cathedral windows and a forest; the eyes of a woman in a niqab and the reflection of clouds on a pilot’s visor. In 2014, following Black Lives Matter protests in Ferguson, Missouri and the declaration of an ISIS caliphate, Longo began The Destroyer Cycle, a series of works that distill scenes of power and violence from American media. Riot police, migrant ships, and terrorist attacks form a searing portrait of a world locked in perpetual crisis.For an exhibition at Metro Pictures in 2014, Longo presented a series of twelve charcoal drawings, entitled Gang of Cosmos, that functioned as black and white translations of well-known paintings by Abstract Expressionists, including Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, Joan Mitchell, and Mark Rothko, thereby creating his own version of this wholly American artistic legacy.Longo continues to work with characteristic scale, precision, and perceptiveness, achieving images that, while drawn from recent history, would be otherwise impossible to see with the human eye. Longo’s latest body of work, A History of the Present, which he began in 2020, is informed by the Coronavirus Pandemic, the nation’s political upheaval, our tenuous ecological future, fueled by the artist’s personal experiences. Through this group of large-scale charcoal drawings, Longo seeks to focus on the power of the viewer and the individual’s capacity to create change, a celebration of freedom of expression. Robert Longo, Untitled (Ferguson Police, August 13, 2014), 2014, Charcoal on mounted paper, 86 x 120 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York, Collection of The Broad Art Foundation © Robert Longo Robert Longo, Untitled (Black Pussy Hat in Women's March), 2017, Charcoal on mounted paper, 60 x 106 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York, Collection of The Broad Art Foundation © Robert Longo Robert Longo, Untitled (St. Louis Rams / Hands Up), 2016, Charcoal on mounted paper, 65 x 120 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York © Robert Longo Robert Longo, Untitled (Hellion), 2011, Charcoal on mounted paper, 69 3/8 x 119 3/8 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York © Robert Longo Robert Longo, Untitled (X-Ray of A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, 1882, After Manet), 2017, Charcoal on mounted paper, 96 x 130 1/4 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac; London, Paris, Salzburg © Robert Longo Robert Longo, Untitled (After Pollock, Autumn Rhythm: Number 30, 1951), 2014, Charcoal on mounted paper, 91 1⁄4 x 180 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York © Robert Longo Robert Longo, Death Star 2018, 2018, Approximately 40,000 inert bullets (brass, copper, lead) welded to the frame; steel I-beams; steel chain. 254 1/2 x 254 1/2 x 144 inches, Sphere measures 77 inches in diameter, Courtesy of the artist; Metro Pictures, New York; and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac; London, Paris, Salzburg © Robert Longo Journal View All Museum Exhibitions Robert Longo at Guild Hall Aug 02, 2021 News Pace Welcomes Robert Longo May 13, 2021 One-Artist Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Public Collections Books and Catalogues Close Robert LongoOne-Artist Exhibitions Robert Longo One-Artist Exhibitions DatesBorn 1953, Brooklyn, New YorkEducationBFA, State University of New York College at Buffalo2021Robert Longo: A House Divided, Guild Hall, East Hampton, August 7–October 17, 2021.2020Robert Longo: Storm of Hope, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, November 21, 2020–February 27, 2021.2019Robert Longo: Fugitive Images, Metro Pictures, New York, November 14, 2019–January 18, 2020.Robert Longo: Amerika, Metro Pictures, New York, April 25–May 24, 2019.Robert Longo: When Heaven and Hell Change Places, Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg Museum, Germany, April 2019–October 2020.2018Robert Longo: Everything Falls Apart, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, September 26–November 3, 2018.Robert Longo: Them and Us, Metro Pictures, New York, March 1–April 13, 2018.2017Robert Longo, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland, September 23, 2017–January 14, 2018. (Catalog)Robert Longo: Let the Frame of Things Disjoint, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, September 14–November 11, 2017. (Catalog)Robert Longo: The Destroyer Cycle, Metro Pictures, New York, May 3–June 17, 2017.2016Robert Longo: Picasso Redacted, Cahiers d’Art, Paris, April 18–October 1, 2016.Robert Longo: Luminous Discontent, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, April 16–May 22, 2016. (Catalog)2015Robert Longo: “The Invention of Zero (After Malevich),” 1991, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany, September 5–November 7, 2015.2014Robert Longo: Drawings, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, September 16, 2014–May 10, 2015. (Catalog)Robert Longo: Furies, Beast and Servants, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria, July 25–August 31, 2014.Robert Longo: Gang of Cosmos, Metro Pictures, New York, April 10–May 23, 2014. (Catalog)Robert Longo - Strike the Sun, Petzel Gallery, New York, in partnership with Metro Pictures, New York, April 10–May 10, 2014.2013Robert Longo: The Capitol Project, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, March 24–August 25, 2013. (Brochure)Robert Longo: Phantom Vessels, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria, March 22–May 11, 2013.2012Robert Longo: STAND, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, April 27–July 7, 2012. (Catalog)Robert Longo: Men in the Cities, In Camera Galerie, Paris, April 12– May 26, 2012. (Catalog)Robert Longo: Kings, Metro Pictures, New York, March 1–31, 2012.2011Robert Longo: God Machines, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, March 21–April 23, 2011. (Catalog)Robert Longo: Mysterious Heart, Galería Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain, January 11–February 24, 2011.2010Robert Longo, Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm, Germany, November 28, 2010–September 25, 2011. (Catalog)2009Robert Longo: No Wave, SAKS Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland, September 18–November 7, 2009.Robert Longo: 1979–2009 (retrospective), Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain de Nice, France, June 27–November 29, 2009. Traveled to: Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal, February 15–April 25, 2010. (Catalog)Robert Longo: Surrendering the Absolutes, Metro Pictures, New York, April 23–May 30, 2009.Robert Longo: Dancing with Chains On, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2009.2008Robert Longo: Nights Bright Days, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, November 22, 2008–January 24, 2009.Robert Longo: Intimate Immensity, Galería Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain, May 5–June 6, 2008.2007Robert Longo: Children of Nyx, Metro Pictures, New York, November 3–December 8, 2007.Robert Longo: Beginning of the World, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany, March 7–April 15, 2007.2006Robert Longo: The Outward and Visible Signs of an Inward and Invisible Grace, Metro Pictures, New York, November 3–December 9, 2006.Robert Longo: Ouroboros, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, March 25–April 29, 2006.2005Robert Longo: tiefe Stille = deep silence, Mönchehaus-Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar, Germany, in collaboration with Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany, October 8, 2005–January 15, 2006. (Catalog)Robert Longo: Something Wicked This Way Comes, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, September 24–October 29, 2005.Robert Longo – Fire, Water, Rock 2002–2005, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy, closed September 30, 2005. (Catalog)2004Robert Longo: The Sickness of Reason, Metro Pictures, New York, February 20–March 27, 2004.2003Robert Longo: Lust of the Eye, Galería Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain, May 13–June 21, 2003.2002Robert Longo: the Freud drawings, Haus Lange/Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany, November 24, 2002–February 16, 2003. Traveled to: The Albertina Museum Vienna, Austria, March 17–June 8, 2003. (Catalog)Robert Longo: Monsters, Metro Pictures, New York, September 21–October 26, 2002.Robert Longo - Sigmund Freud, Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Germany, 2002.2001Robert Longo: The Freud Drawings, Metro Pictures, New York, January 13–March 3, 2001.2000Robert Longo - Superheroes, LipanjePuntin Artecontemporanea - Trieste, Italy, September 20–November 15, 2000.Robert Longo: 1980–2000, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea Emilio Mazzoli, Italy, November 11–December 2000. (Catalog)1998Robert Longo: Superheroes, Cotthem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain and Knokke-Zoute, Belgium, 1998. (Catalog)1997Robert Longo: Magellan, Metro Pictures, New York, November 18, 1997–January 10, 1998.Robert Longo: Das Magellan Projekt, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany, April 12–May 25, 1997. Traveled to: Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 29–August 3, 1997 and Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany, August 17–October 5, 1997. (Catalog)1996Robert Longo: Kreuze, The Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany, 1996.1995Robert Longo: A Retrospective, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, February 2–27, 1995. Traveled to: Ashikaga City Museum, Japan, April 15–May 28, 1995 and Kirin Plaza Art Space, Osaka, Japan, June 13–July 17, 1995. (Catalog)Robert Longo: Johnny Paintings, Galerie Gana-Beaubourg, Paris and Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, 1995. (Catalog)Robert Longo, Galerie Lüpke Frankfurt, Germany, 1995.Robert Longo: Johnny Mnemonic: Works on Paper, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 1995.1994Robert Longo, Genereux Grunwald Gallery, Toronto, Canada, closed October 1, 1994.Robert Longo, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1994.1993Robert Longo: Bodyhammers: The Cult of the Gun, Metro Pictures, New York, October 30–November 27, 1993.Robert Longo: Killing time, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain, April–May 1993. (Catalog)Robert Longo, Galería Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria, 1993.Robert Longo, Kleines Festspielhaus, Salzburg, Austria, 1993.Robert Longo, Galería Joan Prats, New York, 1993.1992Robert Longo: When Heaven and Hell Change Places, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1992.Robert Longo: Dreams With The Wrong Solution, Salzburg Grand Opera House, Austria, 1992.1991Robert Longo, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany and Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany, organized by Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, October 26–December 8, 1991. (Catalog)Robert Longo: The Invention of Zero, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, September 5–8, 1991.Robert Longo, Linda Cathcart Gallery, Los Angeles, 1991.Robert Longo, Texas Gallery, Houston, 1991.Robert Longo: Faith in Zero Project, Installations at Five Galleries: Galerie Daniel Templon, Galerie Antoine Candau, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, A.B. Galleries, and Galerie Gordon Pym et Fils, Paris, 1991.1990Robert Longo: Black Flags, Metro Pictures, New York, October 13–November 10, 1990.Robert Longo: Black Flags, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, March 17–April 18, 1990. (Catalog)1989Robert Longo 1976–1989 (Retrospective), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, October 1–December 31, 1989. Traveled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, February 17–April 22, 1990 and Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, June 9–September 2, 1990. (Catalog)Robert Longo, Seibu Contemporary Art Gallery, Tokyo, 1989. (Catalog)Robert Longo, Linda Cathcart Gallery, Los Angeles, 1989.1988Robert Longo, Metro Pictures, New York, October 8–November 5, 1988.Robert Longo, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, May 20–September 24, 1988.Robert Longo, Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1988.1987Robert Longo: oeuvres récentes, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, June 2–July 18, 1987.1986Robert Longo, Spiral Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, organized by Wacoal Art Center, October 24–December 28, 1986. (Catalog)Robert Longo: Steel Angels, Part II, Metro Pictures, New York, October 18–November 15, 1986.Robert Longo: Steel Angels: Part I, Metro Pictures, New York, May 3–June 14, 1986.Robert Longo: studies and prints, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, March 21–May 4, 1986. (Brochure)Robert Longo: sequences, men in cities, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, March 18–April 20, 1986. Traveled to: Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana, November 15, 1986–January 11, 1987. (Catalog)Robert Longo, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 1986.1985Robert Longo, Lia Rumma Gallery, Naples, Italy, November 1985.Robert Longo, Brooklyn Museum, New York, March 1–May 6, 1985.Robert Longo, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1985.Robert Longo: dis-illusions, Museum of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1985. (Catalog)1984Robert Longo, Metro Pictures, New York, April 28–May 26, 1984.Robert Longo: drawings & reliefs, Akron Art Museum, Ohio, April 7–June 10, 1984. (Catalog)Robert Longo, Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, 1984.1983Drawings and Sculptures by Robert Longo, Metro Pictures, New York, February 5–March 5, 1983.Drawings and Sculptures by Robert Longo, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, February 5–26, 1983.Robert Longo, Galerie Schellmann & Kluser, Munich, Germany, 1983.1982Robert Longo, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1982.1981Robert Longo: Men in the Cities, Metro Pictures, New York, January 10–31, 1981.Robert Longo, Fine Arts Center, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, 1981.Robert Longo, Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, 1981.1980Robert Longo, Studio Cannaviello, Milan, Italy, 1980.1979Robert Longo, The Kitchen, New York, 1979.1976Robert Longo, Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York, September 24–October 6, 1976. Robert LongoGroup Exhibitions Robert Longo Group Exhibitions 2020 Among the Trees, Hayward Gallery, LondonIce and Fire, The Kitchen, New YorkAll for the Hall, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York2019Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of ArtSuffering from Realness, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North AdamsThat Eighties Show, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York (Catalogue)The Last Supper after Leonardo, Fondazione Stelline, MilanPicasso and the Exodus, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, FranceWho's afraid of the dark?, Musja, RomeBody Performance, Helmut Newton Foundation, BerlinInaugural Exhibition, Rubell Museum, Miami2018 Window to Wall, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo2017A New Ballardian Vision, Metro Pictures, New YorkGuernica, National Picasso Museum, ParisThe American Dream: Pop to the Present, British Museum, London (Catalogue)I am you, you are too, Walker Art Center, MinneapolisSoledad Lorenzo Collection, Museo Reina Sofía, MadridLook! New Acquisitions, Albertina, ViennaTrue Faith, Manchester Art Gallery, United KingdomDoing Identity, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bonn, GermanyAmerica! America! How Real is Real?, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, GermanySterne, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria (cat.The American Dream, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany (Catalogue)L’état du monde, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal2016 My Abstract World, me Collectors Room, BerlinGood Dreams, Bad Dreams – American Mythologies, Selections from the Tony and Elham Salame Collection – Aïshti Foundation, Beirut. (Catalogue)Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney Collection, Whitney Museum, New YorkDonation: Florence & Daniel Guerlain, Centre Pompidou, Paris2015 Broad Museum, Los Angeles (Catalogue)Last Year in Marienbad: A Film as Art, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany (Catalogue)Colección Jumex, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni, Museo Jumex, Mexico CityFIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, BerlinPicasso in Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen Hamburg (Catalogue)After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, ColombusCannibalism? On Appropriation in Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, WarsawLooking Back / The 9th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York2014 To Have and To Hold, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami (2014-15)Bad Thoughts: Collection Martijn and Jeanette Sanders, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (Catalogue)(2014-15)Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (Catalogue)Bard Girls Can Fly, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MissouriUne Historie. Art, architecture, design. Des annèes 1980 à nos jours, Centre Pompidou, Paris;Haus der Kunst, Munich (2014-2016) (Catalogue)2013Holes in the Walls: Early Works 1948-2013, FRI ART, Kunsthalle Freiburg, SwitzerlandSomething about a Tree, FLAG Art Foundation, New York2012Graphite, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Minnesota (2012-2013) (Catalogue)We the People, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, New YorkWish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (Catalogue)Poule!, Fundacion/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico (Catalogue)Art & Press, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (Catalogue)2011View from a Volcano: The Kitchen's Soho Years, 1971-85, The Kitchen, New York2010Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the present, Reina Sofia, Madrid (Catalogue)The Surreal House, Barbican Art Gallery, London (Catalogue)Off the Wall: Part 1—Thirty Performative Actions, Whitney Museum, New YorkHuman, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, NiceCars: Warhol, Fleury, Longo, Szarek—Works from the Daimler Collection, Albertina, Vienna (Catalogue)Disquieted, Portland Art Museum, Oregon2009Just What Is It: 100 Years of Modern Art from Private Collections in Baden-Württemberg, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (2009-2010)Metro Pictures, New York (2009-2010)Beg Borrow and Steal, The Rubell Family Collection Museum, Miami (2009-2010) (Catalogue)Three: The Triptych in Modern Art, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, StuttgartThe Pictures Generation: 1974-1984, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Catalogue)2008Interieur/Exterieur: Living in Art, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (2008-2009) (Catalogue)Political Corect, BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, Genevato: Night, The Hunter College Art Galleries, New YorkThe Big Bang, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome (Catalogue)That Was Then…This Is Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New YorkLandscope, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (Catalogue)Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York2007 History Will Repeat Itself, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund; Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2007-2008) (Catalogue)Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Musée D’Art Contemporain, Montréal (2007-2009) (Catalogue)Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years, Barbican Art Gallery, London (Catalogue)Hot Rock, Transmission Gallery, Scotland2006 Fifth Interpretation of the Collection, La Colección Jumex, Pachuca, Mexico (Catalogue)New York New York: Fifty Years of Art, Architecture, Cinema, Performance, Photography and Video, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco (Catalogue)Les Mouvement des Images, Centre Pompidou, France (Catalogue)The Downtown Art Show: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984, Grey Art Gallery, Fales Library, New York University (Catalogue)2005 Flashback: Revisiting the Art of the Eighties, Kunstmuseum Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel Drawing from the Modern, Museum of Modern Art, New York Metro Pictures, New York2004Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York2003Art, Lies, and Videotape: Exposing Performance, Tate Liverpool (Catalogue)Metro Pictures, New York2002The Human Factor: Figuration American Art, 1950-1995, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IndianaMelodrama, Atrium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; Centro José Guerrero, Granada, Spain; MARCO, Vigo, Spain (cat.)2001Postmodern Americans, The Menil Collection, HoustonPictures’ at an Exhibition, Artists Space, New YorkStreit-Lust– For Argument’s Sake, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany (Catalogue)2000End Papers, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York1999The Kiasma Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, HelsinkiThe Virginia & Bagley Wright Collection, Seattle Art Museum1998The Edward R. Broida Collection: a Selection of Works, Orlando Museum of Art, Florida (Catalogue)1997La Biennale di Venezia: XLVII Esposizioione Internationale d'Arte, Venice (Catalogue)Views from Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art 3, Whitney Museum, New York (Catalogue)Stills: Art and Cinema in the Marieluise Hessel Collection, Centro Cultural Light, Rio de Jeneiro; Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (broch.)1996New York 'Unplugged II, Gallery Cotthem, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium1995 It's Only Rock and Roll, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (traveling venues through 1998, (Catalogue)Passions Privée, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris1993The 21st Century, Kunsthalle Basel (Catalogue)1992Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York (Catalogue)1990Affinities and Intuitions: The Gerald S. Elliot Collection of Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago (cat.)1989A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (cat.)Image World: Art and Media Culture, Whitney Museum, New York (Catalogue)1987 Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (Catalogue)L'Epoque, La Mode, La Morale, La Passion, 1977-1987, Centre Pompidou, Musee National D'Art Moderne, Paris (Catalogue)Avant-Garde in the Eighties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Catalogue)Implosion: A Postmodern Perspective, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (Catalogue)1986 The American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago1985Carnegie International, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (Catalogue)1984Alibis, Centre Pompidou, Paris (Catalogue)Content: A Contemporary Focus, 1974-1984, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. (Catalogue)The Heroic Figure, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; (1984-85) Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis; Alexandria Museum, Kentucky; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California (Catalogue)1983Directions 1983, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. (Catalogue)Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York (Catalogue)The New Art, Tate Gallery, London (Catalogue)The Fifth Biennale of Sydney, Private Symbol: Social Metaphor, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (Catalogue)An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York (Catalogue)1982Eight Artists: The Anxious Edge, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (Catalogue)Focus on the Figure: Twenty Years, Whitney Museum, New York (Catalogue)Documenta 7, Kassel, Germany (Catalogue)1981Westkunst: Today Section, Museen der Stadt Koln, Cologne (Catalogue)1980Extensions: Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis, Robert Longo, Judy Pfaff, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (Catalogue)1977 Pictures, Artists Space, New York; (1977-78) Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio; Fine Arts Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder; Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (cat.) Robert LongoPublic Collections Robert Longo Public Collections Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, LebanonAkron Art Museum, OhioThe Albertina Museum Vienna, AustriaAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New YorkAllen Memorial Art Gallery at Oberlin College, OhioArt Institute of Chicago, IllinoisBaltimore Museum of Art, MarylandBaruch College Art Collection, New YorkThe Broad, Los AngelesEli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East LansingBrooklyn Museum, New YorkBurchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College, New YorkCarnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaCastellani Art Museum of Niagara University, New YorkCentre Pompidou, ParisCincinnati Art Museum, OhioThe Cleveland Museum of Art, OhioDaum Museum of Contemporary Art, State Fair Community College, Sedalia, MissouriDavis Museum at Wellesley College, MassachusettsDayton Art Institute, OhioDes Moines Art Center, IowaFondazione Prada, Milan, ItalyHall Art Foundation, Reading Vermont/Schloss Derneburg Museum, GermanyHarvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MassachusettsHigh Museum of Art, Atlanta, GeorgiaIndianapolis Museum of Art, Newfields Campus, IndianaJewish Museum, New YorkHerbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New YorkKunsthalle Bremen, GermanyKunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm, GermanyLos Angeles County Museum of Art, CaliforniaLudwig Museum, Budapest, HungaryMontclair Art Museum, New JerseyMontreal Museum of Fine Arts, CanadaMusée d'art contemporain de Montréal, CanadaMuseu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, PortugalThe Museum of Contemporary Art, Los AngelesMuseum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, AustraliaThe Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TexasThe Museum of Modern Art, New YorkNational Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.National Gallery of Australia, CanberraNew Orleans Museum of Art, LouisianaOdunpazari Modern Museum/Erol Tabanca Collection, Eskişehir, TurkeyOrlando Museum of Art, FloridaPhoenix Art Museum, ArizonaPortland Art Museum, OregonPrinceton University Art Museum, New JerseyRose Museum of Art, Brandeis University, Waltham, MassachusettsRubell Museum, MiamiSaint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MissouriSeattle Art Museum, WashingtonThe Seavest CollectionFundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, PortugalSheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska-LincolnSmithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, GermanyStedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the NetherlandsTate, LondonToledo Museum of Art, OhioUlrich Museum of Art, Witchita State University, KansasVanmoerkerke Collection, Ostend, BelgiumWadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, ConnecticutWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, MinnesotaWeatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at GreensboroWhitney Museum of American Art, New YorkYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, ConnecticutZimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Robert LongoBooks and Catalogues Robert Longo Books 2017Griffin, Tim, Kate Fowle and Jukka Petäjä. Robert Longo (exhibition catalogue). Tampere: Finland: Sara Hilden Art Museum, 2017.Robert Longo: Let the Frame of Things Disjoint (exhibitioin catalogue). London: Thaddaeus Ropac, 2017.Ferrando, Alexander, ed. Gang of Cosmos: Robert Longo: The Abstract Expressionist Drawings (exhibition catalogue). Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2017.2016Fowle, Kate. Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo (exhibition catalogue). Moscow: Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016.Longo, Robert. Robert Longo: Luminous Discontent (exhibition catalogue). Paris: Galerie Thaddaeous Ropac, 2016.2014Graw, Isabelle. Robert Longo: Stand (exhibition catalogue). Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2014.2012Foster, Hal, Thomas Kellein and Kate Fowle. Robert Longo: Charcoal (exhibition catalogue). Ostfildern, German: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 20122011Neil, Jonathan T.D. Robert Longo: God Machines: Charcoal Drawings = Dessins au Fusain. Paris/Salzburg: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 2011.2010Robert Longo, Kunsthalle Weischaupt, Ulm (No. 05. November).2009Sherman, Cindy and Richard Price. Robert Longo: Men in the Cities: Photographs 1976–1982, Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 2009.Rouart, Julie, ed. Robert Longo (exhibition catalogue). Skira: Flammarion; Nice: Musee d’Art Modern et d’Art Contemporain, 2009.2008Milazzo, Richard. Robert Longo: Intimate Immensity (exhibition catalogue). Madrid: Galería Soledad Lorenzo, 2008.2005Spies, Werner. Robert Longo Tiefe Stille = Deep Silence (exhibition catalogue). Goslar, Germany: Mönchehaus-Museum für Moderne Kunst, 2005.Oliva, Achille Bonito and Richard Milazzo. Robert Longo: Fire, Water, Rock 2003-2005 (exhibition catalogue). Modena, Italy: Emilio Mazzoli Galleria D’Arte Contemporanea 2005.2004Spies, Werner. Robert Longo: The Freud Cycle. Munich; New York: Edition Schellman; Paris: Harry Jancovici, 2004.2003Hentschel, Martin and Klaus Albrecht Schröder. Robert Longo: The Freud Drawings (exhibition catalogue). Biefeld: Kerber Verlag, 2003.Korotkin, Joyce. Robert Longo: Lust of the Eye (exhibition catalogue). Madrid: Galería Soledad Lorenzo, 2003.2000Oliva, Achille Bonito and Richard Milazzo. Robert Longo: 1980-2000 (exhibition catalogue) Modena, Italy: Emilio Mazzoli, 2000.1998Robert Longo: Superheroes (exhibition catalogue). Knokke-Zoute: Cotthem Gallery,1998.1995Generux, Linda. Robert Longo: The Johnny Paintings. Paris: Galerie Gana-Beaubourg; Seoul: Gana Art Gallery, 1995.Gibson, William. Robert Longo (exhibition catalogue). Tokyo: APT International, 1995.1991Gibson, William and Robert Longo. Robert Longo. Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto Shoin, 1991.Kellein, Thomas, ed. Robert Longo (exhibition catalogue). Hamburg: Kunstverein in Hamburg: Deichtorhallen Hamburg, 1991.1990Smulders, Caroline. Robert Longo: Black Flags (exhibition catalogue). Paris: Galerie Daniel Templon, 1990.1989 Fox, Howard N., Hal Foster, Katherine Dieckman and Brian Wallis. Robert Longo (exhibition catalogue). New York: Rizzoli, 1989.Minamishima, Hiroshi. Robert Longo. Tokyo: Seibu Contemporary Art Gallery, 1989.1987Robert Longo. Tokyo: Fujii Gallery Modern, 1987.1986 Parke-Taylor, Michael. Robert Longo: Studies and Prints (exhibition pamphlet). Regina, Sasketchawan: Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1986.Barnes, Lucinda. Robert Longo: Sequences/Men in the Cities (exhibition catalogue). Long Beach, California: University Art Museum, California State University, 1986.Price, Richard. Men in the Cities: 1979-1982. New York: Abrams, 1986.Itoh, Junji. Robert Longo in Tokyo (exhibition catalogue). Tokyo: Wacoal Art Center, 1986.1985Hobbs, Robert. Robert Longo: Dis-Illusions (exhibition catalogue). Iowa City: University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1985.Ratcliffe, Robert. Robert Longo. Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1985.1984Foster, Hal. Robert Longo: Drawings & Reliefs (exhibition catalogue). Akron, Ohio: Akron Art Museum, 1984.1983Robert Longo: Talking About: The Sword of the Pig. London: Patrons of New Art, 1983.