Robert Longo was born in 1953 in Brooklyn. He grew up on Long Island and studied at the Academia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy before returning to New York in the 1970s. Once he got back, he came up in the NYC art scene and continues to rep the city today. He’s no new jack to the scene, but he continues to be a force in both the gallery scene and in more commercial mediums (he just did this cover of Newsweek).
1. He's From New York, and He’s Old Enough to be Your Dad