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Testimonial quotes About Robert Loughlin

"There is a lot of intensity in Robert's paintings. This character that he has created is both unknown and knowable, and repeats in ways that become very sensitive. There is a history to what he is doing."  – Thomas O'Brien, Designer/President, Aero Studios, NYC

"Robert's art is a complex mixture of all his pop culture influences distilled into a simple, single code." – Dimitri Levas, Artistic Director, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, NYC

"His work mixes a surreal dada approach of using found objects and then applying graffiti or images that transforms a mundane object into an 'objet d'art'." – Eldon Wong, Owner, Eldon Wong Design, NYC

"Robert's staring simian man, like Prince's Marlboro man, Genet's prison brutes, makes the mind ejaculate endlessly long after viewing them." – Benjamin Liu, Producer, former Andy Warhol Personal/Studio Assistant, NYC

"Everything is a canvas for his personal iconography, which I find compelling reductive. And while Robert knows so much about art, his work is willfully naive of the gallery world."  – Steven Sclaroff, Owner, Steven Sclaroff, NYC

 

(Palm Beach Modern Auctions) has a Loughlin 'Brute' painting on the block for Mar 3, 2018 9:00 AM PST.

"This doll 'Brute' has a listed code in artist Robert Loughlin's catalog-raisonne. Starting bid $1,400
2 Bids

 

------------------Gary Carlson "Is the "Brute"

 

 

Now Trending: The Artist Robert Loughlin ( Men's Style by ''Jacob Bernstein " N.Y.T.)

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/02/fashion/mens-style/the-legacy-of-robert-loughlin-artist-behind-the-brute.html 

This Cabinet Worth $500,000?
By Jacob Bernstein (Fashion & Style 'N.Y.T.')
Jan. 11, 2017 

Gary Carlson, who with his partner Robert Loughlin was another early collector of Mr. Evans’s work, said, “We couldn’t get rid of the stuff.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/fashion/paul-evans-furniture-designer-auction.html 

 Design On A Dime 2011

Robert Loughlin Artwork Featured at Housing Works Design on a Dime 2011.

Art Ltd. March/April 2011
“...Robert Loughlin is the rare successful artist who can claim the term without pretension. He has a storied past as a punk artist, provocateur and picker--a finder of extraordinary objects."

Perihelion Arts Solo Exhibition Post Card
Robert Loughlin Perihelion Arts Solo Exhibition. Exhibit runs January 7-29, 2011.

Tomorrow: Meet the Man Who Touched Andy Warhol
By Wynter Holden, Jan. 6 2011
“...In the heyday of Warhol's Factory, the pop art king purchased tons of hand-painted chairs from Loughlin. The New York based artist is even mentioned in The Andy Warhol Diaries.”

JAVA MAGAZINE, January 2011
Robert Loughlin Featured in JAVA MAGAZINE, January 2011.

Loughlin Art Featured in Hamptons Magazine
Robert Loughlin artwork was featured in the July 15, 2010 issue of Hamptons Cottages and Gardens in the home of Eldon Wong.

Milan Design Week 2010
“...his signature icon, the squared-jaw man with a cigar titled 'the brute', has appeared all over new york city on signs, doors and walls. loughlin to this day still incorporates his 'obsession' with this iconic image into his art.”

New York Spaces April 2010
Robert Loughlin Art on the cover of New York Spaces Magazine, April 2010.

Largest Collector of Loughlin's early Brutes in the New York Times
Suzanne Lipschultz was recently featured in The New York Times with some of Robert's early works.
Read more and see photos at the New York Times

Loughlin in the New York Times and W Magazine
A recent review by Michael Slenske and Kevin McGarry on Bjarne Melgaard's show White Columns includes Robert's work.
Read more and see photos at the New York Times and W Magazine

Robert Loughlin at Art Basel Miami 2012
Great articles posted by DesignMiami.com and Cartwheel.com of Robert's artwork and furniture pieces.

Retrospect message
"The "Brute' is now in the early stages of putting a retrospective on Robert Loughlin's art. We are looking for interesting found objects, paintings on wood, metal or canvas. If anyone of the Robert Loughlin collectors out there has what they may feel would be a good fit for the show; and would be willing to lend that art for a Mr. Loughlin first ever retrospective, please send a picture (front and back please) with its size. If possible, it would be so nice if some story about a little detail of the paintings background could be brought forth."
Many thanks -- Gary Carlson "The Brute" "The estate of RL & GC"

Artist Robert signing a Brute for art dealer Skot Foreman which became Mr. Loughin's last full day on earth.

"Remember the Kinks" by Robert Loughlin - giant oil painting SOLD
Loughlin's "Remember the Kinks" sold on eBay for the amount of $10,700. Below is the seller's listing description:
"Masterpiece measuring 79" by 35 1/2" . Photo taken by Roberts partner Gary Carlson ' the brute ' July 2011 at my estate in Franklin Lakes New Jersey. A work of this size is extremely rare and executed with inimitable skill and genius. Robert was a close friend who was accidently killed Sept 27 2011 while crossing the street near his home in New Jersey. Roberts importance in the art world was reflected in the near half page obituary he received in the New York Times and front page coverage in many national papers. Robert was one of Andy Warhols closest friends and one of only a select few people allowed in his studio. Andy affectionately called Robert the 'chairman' because Robert sold so many chairs to him.Robert defined cool and style with a visionary eye and savant like genius teaching the worlds finest designers and artists what was important and why. His friends and associates are a whos who of the artworld elite.ie warhol, basquiat, haring,scharf etc all whose works set price records worldwide. One could logically conclude that a man of this background 20 of this importance should at least be selling at similar levels. HE WILL BE VERY VERY SOON. I estimate this work being one of a handful in existence will be selling above million in the next 5 to 10 years. A famous story is when Robert first met Warhol he told him he gets stuff he likes { robert was also a world renowned picker} Andy replied 'get me the stuff' Dont miss this opportunity to own the finest work of this world class artist. I know I will regret selling this now but my loss is your gain."
View sold listing:  Click here

Ralph Hubert 'Sonny Barger' founding member and former President of the Oakland, C.A. chapter of the Hells Angels poses with his bad-azzz gift from the boys on his 67th birthday.

Mr. Loughlin's studio is being besieged!
Settlement offered to Manhattan Trailer Court residents - Ongoing legal issue could soon come to an end. Read more:  Click here

"The Brute Draws!"
Now available are drawings by "The Brute" Gary Carlson when you purchase a copy of The New Icon of Modern: Robert Loughlin
. Read more.

Mr. Loughlin makes top ten Stories of 2011
Give my regards to Hudson County - The three biggest arts and entertainment stories in 2011
North Bergen artist Robert Loughlin passes away. Renowned fine artist Robert Loughlin – whom Andy Warhol dubbed “the Chairman” – was killed by a car while crossing Tonnelle Avenue in September after feeding stray kittens across the street from the trailer park where he lived. He is best known for his portrait of an iconic, square-jawed, smoking man called “The Brute.”
Read more: Hudson Reporter - Give my regards to Hudson County The three biggest arts and entertainment stories in 2011

Robert Loughlin Memorial Service
January 20, 2012 was Robert Loughlin's memorial service. More details will follow when they are made available.

Fake Robert Loughlins Circulating on the Market
There have been fake paintings popping up on the art and antiques market. Please do not purchase these as you can tell the difference between a real RL painting and a poorly done fake. If you see any that are on websites, antique stores or community markets, please inform the seller it is a FAKE. For an authentic RL painting, please refer to this page.

Robert Loughlin, 62, Artist and Design Expert, Dies - New York Times
Scouring flea markets and thrift stores for discarded furnishings, Mr. Loughlin helped spark a market for sleek midcentury modern design. Read More …

Partner of recently deceased North Bergen artist Robert Loughlin shares the couple's 'ups and downs' - Hudson Reporter
Gary Carlson sits at his computer fielding calls from obituary writers within his trailer in the Manhattan Trailer Court on Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen. He continually pauses, teary-eyed, reflecting on the relationship he had with Robert Loughlin, his partner of 31 years.
Read More …

R.I.P. Robert Loughlin (1949-2011)
As many of you have heard, Robert was struck and killed by a car last week, Tuesday September 27th, near his home in New Jersey. He was 62 years old. NY artist & furniture dealer Robert Loughlin dies at 62; painted ‘the brute’ around the city. Gary Carlson, Robert's partner from the last 31 years is appreciative and thankful for the condolences he has received by those who knew or met Robert.

New Art Work in the Paintings Gallery
Robert's finished a few pieces currently avaliable for sale: Mooseawiny Modern, The Pretty Things, Jackie and Poet.

Robert Loughlin Artwork Featured at Design on a Dime 2011.
Robert Loughlin artwork featured in designer Eldon Wong's booth. View the Article

Robert Loughlin Painting on MSN Entertainment.
A Loughlin hanging in designer Eldon Wong's room. See Photo

Robert Loughlin show review in ART LTD.
Read the review of the show at Perihelion Arts, Phoenix, AZ, January 7-19. Read Review

Robert Loughlin Artwork now available in Palm Springs, CA
Stewart Galleries now representing Robert Loughlin in Palm Springs, CA. View Artwork

Robert Loughlin Artwork to Be Auctioned at Phillips de Pury
Robert Loughlin artwork to be auctioned at March 8 Phillips de Pury sale.

Robert Loughlin Solo Exhibition at Perihelion Arts
Loughlin will be having a solo exhibition titled, "Lost & Found: The Art and Artifacts of Robert Loughlin"  starting on January 7 at Perihelion Arts in Phoenix, AZ.

Loughlin Arrives: Portrait of the Artist - Larry Weinberg
Larry Weinberg discusses the artist and cultural icon Robert Loughlin. Read Article

Robert Loughlin showing at Three Squares Studio
Robert Loughlin has an exhibit of new paintings showing at Three Squares Studio in New York City.

Robert Loughlin Featured on Box Vox
Read the article written about Loughlin published on November 5, 2010 at Box Vox.

Robert Loughlin Book Available
A book featuring Robert Loughlin and his artwork is available. Two editions - a Collector's and Regular Edition - are available. Collector's Edition Pre-Order or Regular Edition Pre-Order

Loughlin Art Featured in Hamptons Magazine.
Robert Loughlin artwork was featured in the July 15, 2010 issue of Hamptons Cottages and Gardens in the home of Eldon Wong.

Design on a Dime
"Design on a Dime" Benefit Review.

Manhattan Fine Arts Examiner
The Manhattan Fine Arts Examiner talks Loughlin. See Article

Habitually Chic
Habitually Chic with benefit photos including Loughlin china. See Photos

Robert Loughlin Featured During Milan Design Week
Robert Loughlin showcased his work at commissioned, an exhibition taking place for Milan Design Week 2010. See Exhibition

Robert Loughlin at Rago Arts, April 25, 2010
Bid on Robert Loughlin artworks alongside modern masters at the Rago Arts and Auction Center.

Robert Loughlin Painting on Cover of New York Spaces
A Robert Loughlin painting has been featured on the cover of the April issue of New York Spaces.

Robert Loughlin Featured in The New York Times Style Magazine.
Read about Robert Loughlin's show at the Johnson Trading Gallery in The New York Times Style Magazine. Article

Robert Isabell Estate Sells at Sotheby's
Robert Isabell had a Robert Loughlin painting in every room of his home. See Loughlin artwork as hung in Isabell's home. Article with Photo

The Collection of Robert Isabell, December 17th, 2009
“...his signature icon, the squared-jaw man with a cigar titled 'the brute', has appeared all over new york city on signs, doors and walls. loughlin to this day still incorporates his 'obsession' with this iconic image into his art.”

New York Times
Loughlin Painted Column Appears in The New York Times. Interior design by Thomas Jayne, photo by Dina Sanchez.

Western Interiors And Design Magazine April/May 2007
Loughlin Object Featured in Western Interiors and Design Magazine, April/May 2007.

V Magazine Summer 2006
Loughlin Painting Appears in V Magazine, Summer 2006.

 

 

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Authentication

Gary Carlson, Robert's partner of 31 years, is the sole authenticator of Robert's art because the "Brute" image Robert painted is Gary Carlson. Gary met Robert in 1980 at "Boots and Saddles" in Manhattan and understands better than anyone, how Robert used his materials and what inspirations his work manifested.

With the recent demand for Robert's art in the market, there have been forgeries circulating and should be avoided. If you have a Loughlin piece and would like to authenticate it for a fee, contact Gary at 917-648-6950 or gary@robertloughlin.us to begin the authentication process.

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What They Say

"There is a lot of intensity in Robert's paintings. This character that he has created is both unknown and knowable, and repeats in ways that become very sensitive. There is a history to what he is doing."  – Thomas O'Brien, Designer/President, Aero Studios, NYC

What They Say

"Robert's art is a complex mixture of all his pop culture influences distilled into a simple, single code." – Dimitri Levas, Artistic Director, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, NYC
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