Boys Slow Dance

Artist(s): Robert Longo

Date: April 28, 1979-May 19, 1979

Boys Slow Dance, an exhibition of work by Robert Longo, centered around three painted cast aluminum reliefs, and also included several drawings. Each of the reliefs depicted a pair of male figures in a form of embrace who were, in Longo’s words, “somewhere between death and dancing.” The images were appropriated from preexisting photographs or film stills. The relief quality of the central works produced an interplay between the cinematic and the sculptural. They were at once moments in a series of events and moments extracted from time, frozen and monumentalized.