Robert Longo on Mark Rothko: ‘A Small Battle Scene Occurs Where the Colours Meet’

The artist visits a once-in-a-generation retrospective in Paris, contemplating Rothko’s pursuit of the sublime and his lasting influence.

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Pictures Generation Star Robert Longo Heads to Pace Gallery After Metro Pictures’s Closure

Pace will represent Longo in the United States and Europe in collaboration with Longo’s longtime European gallery, Thaddaeus Ropac.

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Screening of Johnny Mnemonic in Black & White at Guild Hall

Join us for Robert Longo’s 2021 black and white release of Johnny Mnemonic. A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. Guild Hall 2021 exhibiting artist Robert Longo directed this film.

Location: Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
Tuesday, August 17, 8:30PM - 10:15PM

More Info and Tickets at GuildHall.org

Robert Longo and Shirin Neshat in Conversation

Artists Robert Longo and Shirin Neshat will discuss process of visual artists making and directing films – how the approach is different, and what the advantages are of being an artist involved in creating cinema. Longo will also discuss his directorial debut with the film Johnny Mnemonic which celebrated its 25th Anniversary last year, and was transferred from color to black and white – the artist’s original intention.

Location: 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
Tuesday, August 17, 7PM-8PM
FREE or suggested donation

More Info and Tickets at GuildHall.org

Johnny Mnemonic in Black & White Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

26 years after its original release Robert Longo has revisited his cult classic Johnny Mnemonic, converting it into black & white. This marks the premiere of Longo’s black & white version of the film.

Co-hosted by Rockaway Film Festival

Location: Rockaway Beach 30th St, Playground
Friday, June 11, 2021, 5:30PM

More Info at TribecaFilm.com

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Robert Longo: Fugitive Images" at Metro Pictures

“In Conversation: Robert Longo and Nancy Spector” at Metro Pictures Robert Longo will speak with Guggenheim chief curator and artistic director Nancy Spector about his current exhibition “Fugitive Images” (on view through January 18), and the artist’s eight new monumental hyperrealistic charcoal images. They are part of Longo’s ongoing “Destroyer Cycle” series, inspired by what he sees as the destructive forces of power and greed at work in our current political climate.

Location: Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street
Saturday, January 11, 2019, 1 p.m.

Stephen Petronio presents
American Landscapes

Stephen Petronio Company will be presenting their 35th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of Stephen Petronio’s American Landscapes. The dance is a series of shifting pastoral, emotional and social canvases that reflect the complicated beauty that coexists in these United States. American Landscapes is a collaboration curated by Jill Brienza, with the musical duo of Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch, visual design by New York artist Robert Longo, and lighting by Ken Tabachnick.

The program will also feature two new works for their Bloodlines project: Coverage Revisited (1970), by Rudy Perez, one of the singular artists of color of the Judson Dance Theatre; and Tread (1970), a third work by Merce Cunningham and is part of the official Cunningham Centennial programming.

Photo credit: Martin Kunz

Anderson Ranch Arts Center's
2018 Summer Series

Anderson Ranch’s popular Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations fosters a broader understanding of contemporary art and art making. Featured events include lectures, conversations, panels and Q&A formats. Presentations are focused on artists’ work and topics relevant to the contemporary art community.

New York Magazine's 50th Anniversary Public Art Project

Robert Longo’s New York Magazine cover, shown along with eight others, is on view at Bryant Park during the month of July 2018. The work is part of the magazine’s 50th anniversary public art project, featuring original artwork by 50 renowned artists celebrating the spirit of New York. Other participating artists include Alex Katz, Yoko Ono, Barbara Kruger, Marilyn Minter, Judy Chicago, Mickalene Thomas, George Condo, Kerry James Marshall, Mel Bochner, Nate Lowman, and Shirin Neshat.

Creative Time's "Pledges of Allegiance"

Robert Longo Flag Unfurled for Creative Time’s “Pledges of Allegiance” Public Art Project

Read Article Hamptons Art Hub, Susan Hodara, 9/25/2017

Robert Longo Installation Will Come to Hunter College

New York Times, Andrew R. Chow 8/30/2017

Robert Longo will present a public work above Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

Robert Longo and Henry Rollins Take Stage (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post, Eric Swenson 05/19/2016

The Un-Private Collection : Robert Longo + Henry Rollins : Tuesday, May 17 | 8 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, Downtown L.A.

In their continuing series of live streaming art talks, The Broad held another public conversation (Un-Private Collection) at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown L.A. The one hour talk was between renowned artist Robert Longo and musician and writer Henry Rollins.