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Oral history interview with Robert Longo

Interviewee:
Longo, Robert  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Names:
Hallwalls (Museum)  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Metro Pictures (Gallery)  Search this
Nassau Community College -- Students  Search this
State University of New York at Buffalo -- Students  Search this
University of North Texas -- Students  Search this
Acconci, Vito, 1940-  Search this
Alexander, Brooke  Search this
Bender, Gretchen, 1951-2004  Search this
Brauntuch, Troy, 1954-  Search this
Clough, Charles, 1951-  Search this
Fink, Leonara  Search this
Fischer, Konrad  Search this
Gibson, William  Search this
Goldstein, Jack, 1945-2003  Search this
Heiss, Alanna  Search this
Irwin, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Krims, Leslie  Search this
König, Kasper  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Malkin, Phil  Search this
Mazzoli, Emilio  Search this
McMann, Paul  Search this
Mullican, Matt, 1951-  Search this
Ranieri, Dominic  Search this
Reeves, Keanu  Search this
Reiring, Janelle  Search this
Salle, David, 1952-  Search this
Shea, Diane  Search this
Sherman, Cindy  Search this
Sukowa, Barbara, 1950-  Search this
Winer, Helene, 1946-  Search this
Zwack, Michael, 1949-  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound discs (4 hr., 54 min.) Sound recording, digital)
91 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
France -- Paris -- Description and Travel
Italy -- description and travel
Date:
2009 January 30-31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert Longo conducted 2009 January 30-31, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Longo's studio, in New York.
Longo speaks of his Italian heritage, his family and growing up in Long Island, New York; the role magazines, television, and movies played in artistic inspiration; his dyslexia; his interest in sports and music in high school; moving to Denton, Texas to attend the University of North Texas before being expelled; moving back to New York and enrolling in Nassau Community College; traveling to Italy to study art history, where he discovered his desire to become an artist; attending Buffalo State University where he met Charlie Clough, Michael Zwack, and Cindy Sherman, with whom he created Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center; Robert Irwin, Sol LeWitt and Vito Acconci's involvement with Hallwalls; moving to New York City with Cindy Sherman to begin their careers as artists; working at The Kitchen and his performance pieces of the period; the child-like, punk, and corporate influences and the process of creating his "archetypical" Men in the Cities series; his relationship with Gretchen Bender; the formations of Metro Pictures gallery by Helene Winer and Janelle Reiring; the Combines, sculptures, music videos, and short films created in the 1980's and their mixed reception and mixed success in the difficult art market; his works cast in aluminum and metal; his first retrospective held at the LA County Museum of Art in 1989 and feeling lost in his own work; creating "bad art" in the process of attempting sobriety; black flag imagery and his success in Europe, which served as inspiration to move to Paris for several years; meeting his wife, Barbara Sukowa, a German actress; how having children changed his perspective and how they act as antennae to the world; his directorial role of the 1992 film, "Johnny Mnemonic"; and the slow progression, and continuity, of imagery in different bodies of work from the mid-1990's through the present, including the Magellan series (drawings of 366 different images), Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud's offices, and series of waves, bombs, roses, planets, sleeping babies, and sharks. Longo also recalls Leonora Fink, Phil Malkin, Rick Zucker, Les Krims, Troy Brauntuch, Jack Goldstein, Paul McMann, David Salle, Matt Mullican, Diane Shea, Alanna Heiss, Kasper Konig, Konrad Fischer, Brooke Alexander, Dominic Ranieri, William Gibson, Keanu Reeves, Emilio Mazzoli and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Longo (1953- ) is a painter and sculptor in New York, New York. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 54 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Dyslexia  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.longo09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-longo09

Troy Brauntuch : early work / [editor, Janine Latham]

Title:
Early work
Author:
Brauntuch, Troy 1954-  Search this
Latham, Janine  Search this
Friedrich Petzel Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Brauntuch, Troy 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
46 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2015
©2015
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6537.B6873 A4 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1053675

Drawn out : Jack Barth ... [et al.] : November 8-February 1, 1987, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. / [exhibition organized and text written by Ned Rifkin]

Author:
Rifkin, Ned  Search this
Barth, Jack 1946-  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Barth, Jack 1946-  Search this
Glier, Mike  Search this
Hurson, Michael  Search this
Brauntuch, Troy 1954-  Search this
Mussoff, Jody 1952-  Search this
Twaddle, Randy 1957-  Search this
Way, Andrea 1949-  Search this
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
Topic:
Drawing, American  Search this
Call number:
NC108 .D73 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636920

Above and below the surface : eight artists / Tauba Auerbach, ... [et al.]

Author:
Auerbach, Tauba 1981-  Search this
Binion, McArthur  Search this
Brauntuch, Troy 1954-  Search this
Eggerer, Thomas 1963-  Search this
Heyl, Charline von 1960-  Search this
McClelland, Suzanne 1959-  Search this
Morris, Sarah 1967-  Search this
Tonsfeldt, Josh  Search this
John Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Auerbach, Tauba 1981-  Search this
Binion, McArthur  Search this
Brauntuch, Troy 1954-  Search this
Eggerer, Thomas 1963-  Search this
Heyl, Charline von 1960-  Search this
McClelland, Suzanne 1959-  Search this
Morris, Sarah 1967-  Search this
Tonsfeldt, Josh  Search this
Physical description:
[38] p. : color ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2014
21st century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1046921

Troy Brauntuch : 2 February to 23 February 1985

Author:
Brauntuch, Troy 1954-  Search this
Mary Boone Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Brauntuch, Troy 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
[18] p. : col. ill., port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1985
Call number:
N6537.B6873 A4 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_938436

Troy Brauntuch / [edited by Lionel Bovier ; texts, Johanna Burton, Douglas Eklund]

Author:
Brauntuch, Troy 1954-  Search this
Bovier, Lionel  Search this
Burton, Johanna  Search this
Eklund, Douglas  Search this
Subject:
Brauntuch, Troy 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 28 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2010
C2010
Call number:
N6537.B6873 A4 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_970502

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