Fine in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Audience: General/trade. First and only edition, one of 1500 copies, sold out upon publication and now uncommon. A fine clean tight unmarked copy in equally fine dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated throughout with detail and full images of Longo's charcoal drawings chiefly of religious locations. Short essay in both English and French.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book Rare signed exhibition catalogue copy, 1st edn, NF/NF, oblong, his photographs. Mainly French text, some English, one month exhibition in Paris. Longo had major retrospective exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1989 and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 1990, a touring exhibition throughout Japan in 1995, and more recently a "Survey Exhibition 1980-2009, " at Musee D'Art Moderne Et D'Art Contemporain de Nice in France in 2009 and at Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon, Portugal in 2010. He was born in New York City's Brooklyn and lives and works on the East Coast. He has exhibited his thought-provoking drawings in New York, Texas, Milan, Munich, Naples, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris and Tokyo, as well as many other United States galleries. To create works, Longo projects photographs of his subjects onto paper and traces the figures in graphite, removing all details of the background. After he records the basic contours, his long-time illustrator, Diane Shea, works on the figure for about a week, filling in the details. Next he goes back into the drawing, using graphite and charcoal to provide "all the cosmetic work". Longo continues to work on the drawing, making numerous adjustments until it is completed about a week later. Bio information from Wikipedia.
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