1st Ed. Robert Loughlin 'New Icon of Modern' 2011
1st Ed. Robert Loughlin 'New Icon of Modern' 2011
1st Ed. Robert Loughlin 'New Icon of Modern' 2011
1st Ed. Robert Loughlin 'New Icon of Modern' 2011
1st Ed. Robert Loughlin 'New Icon of Modern' 2011
1st Ed. Robert Loughlin 'New Icon of Modern' 2011
1st Ed. Robert Loughlin 'New Icon of Modern' 2011
1st Ed. Robert Loughlin 'New Icon of Modern' 2011

1st Ed. Robert Loughlin 'New Icon of Modern' 2011

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1ST EDITION ROBERT LOUGHLIN "THE NEW ICON OF MODERN PUBLISHED IN 2011, THE YEAR OF THE ARTISTS DEATH BY GRIP INC. THE SOFTCOVER ART BOOK FEATURES A MONOGRAPH SURVEY OF THE AMERICAN ARTIST (1949 - 2011)

LOUGHLIN A CALIFORNIA NATIVE WAS THE OWNER OF 2 STORES IN SAN FRANCISCO IN THE 1970'S SPECIALIZING IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN. HE WAS AN EARLY PIONEER OF THE MID CENTURY MODERN AWARENESS MOVEMENT. HE ALSO OWNED THE FIRST PUNK SUPPLY STORE IN S.F., AND WAS THE LEAD SINGER OF A NEW WAVE BAND. IN 1980 HE RELOCATED TO MIAMI BEACH AND OPENED A DESIGN STORE THERE AND BEGAN HIS CAREER AS A PAINTER.

IN THE EARLY 1980'S HE MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY AND BECAME A PART OF THE BURGEONING ART & SOCIAL SCENE. HE OPENED THE EXECUTIVE GALLERY AND DEVELOPED A REPUTATION AND BECAME SOMEONE WHO HIGH SOCIETY TURNED TO IN ORDER TO UNIQUELY DECORATE A HOME WITH HAUTE DESIGN. HIS CLIENTS INCLUDED ANDY WARHOL, JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT, & ROBERT MAPpLETHORPE AMONG OTHERS. WARHOL WHO AFFECTIONATELY REFERRED TO HIM AS " THE CHAIRMAN " SINCE ROBERT HAD SOLD HIM SO MANY CHAIRS FOR HIS " FACTORY "

THIS 1ST EDITION BOOK FEATURES A SURVEY OF THE ICONIC " BRUTE " MALE IMAGE PAINTINGS AND FURNISHING OBJECTS THAT LOUGHLIN CREATED AS A CHARACTER TO EXEMPLIFY THE COOL EDGE PERSONA OF THE 1980'S ART & SOCIAL SCENE.

47 pages 8"x8" in excellent condition. 2 available. 

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