Robert Longo

Robert Longo's art practice encompasses drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and film. The artist's early work made provocative critiques of the anesthetizing and seductive effects of capitalism, the influence of media on the perception and conduct of wars, and the cult of history in the United States. Longo's mature work includes both extended series that examine current and historical iconography and its impact on individual consciousness and societal discourse, as well as work that explores different facets of art history—especially how artists have depicted their contemporaneous moment over the ages.