Robert Longo ‘Men in the Cities’ art

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Designer: Robert Longo

Director: Mary Harron

Patrick Bateman’s apartment in American Psycho reveals an impressive art collection chosen by production designer Gideon Ponte (who worked in New York art galleries).

The large-scale original charcoal drawings either side of Bateman’s stereo are from Robert Longo’s “Men in the Cities” series of 1983, which depict sharply dressed men and women writhing in contorted emotion.

American painter, sculptor, and draftsman Robert Longo is best known for his works that examine urban life in bold, large works, typically created in black and white.

His Men in the Cities series examines questions of power, masculinity, and city lifestyles.

This series is categorised by featuring both men and women in business like attire in which their poses appear to be twisted and somewhat awkward, and yet gracefully beautiful at the same time. 

Print editions are available from Printed Editions and Artsy.