Daily Dose Pick: Robert Longo

Brooklyn-born artist, musician, and filmmaker Robert Longo is celebrated for his bold drawings, experimental sounds, and adventurous films and videos.

Exploring themes of power and authority, Longo has featured guns, atomic bombs, contorted businessmen, monster waves, and sharks in his massive black-and-white drawings. Changing hats, he directed the cyberpunk film classic Johnny Mnemonic and videos for New Order and R.E.M., while still finding time to play guitar.

Visit Robert Longo’s website, watch the Johnny Mnemonic trailer and music video for R.E.M.’s The One I Love, read an interview with the artist about his early days, and buy his new Skira Rizzoli monograph.

Click through below to see a gallery of Longo’s work.

Robert Longo, Untitled, from Men in the Cities, 1981-87. Charcoal, graphite, and ink on paper, 96 x 48 inches/238.8 x 121.9 cm. Private Collection