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The (Longo) Way Around.

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Artist Robert Longo catches the eye with his twisted series, Men in the Cities, 1979. The works feature Mad Men-esque subjects in convulsing poses that thrash about in the most vivid way. Despite them being purely stationary, the audience is goaded into predicting and faintly imagining their next movements. Men in the Cities is the series that made the Brooklyn native a star.

Interesting fact: Longo’s work can be spotted in the apartment of fictional character Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.

Men in the Cities, 1979. (Courtesy of Robert Longo.)

Men in the Cities, 1979. (Courtesy of Robert Longo.)

Men in the Cities, 1979. (Courtesy of Robert Longo.)

Men in the Cities, 1979. (Courtesy of Robert Longo.)

Men in the Cities, 1979. (Courtesy of Robert Longo.)

Men in the Cities, 1979. (Courtesy of Robert Longo.)

Men in the Cities, 1979. (Courtesy of Robert Longo.)

Men in the Cities, 1979. (Courtesy of Robert Longo.)

Men in the Cities, 1979. (Courtesy of Robert Longo.)

Men in the Cities, 1979. (Courtesy of Robert Longo.)

Men in the Cities, 1979. (Courtesy of Robert Longo.)

About Akeem K. Duncan.

Akeem K. Duncan.
Akeem is our Editor in Chief. A writing ogre and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the daily function and overall misdirection of Quiet Lunch. When he’s not perusing the worldwide web for “documentaries on intercourse”, he can be often found holed up in various friend’s apartments organizing content or tweaking the site.

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