Foreword by Cindy Sherman. Interview by Richard Prince.
Robert Longo first appropriated images from magazines, newspapers and movie stills to create his now iconic series "Men in the Cities." Later he began to use his friends as models, among them Cindy Sherman, Gretchen Bender, Brooke Alexander, Larry Gagosian, and Glenn Branca, posing and photographing them himself. He would bring them to the roof of his New York loft, rig up ropes to them, throw rubber balls, rocks and other objects at them to make them jerk, fling or fall—and take their picture. This book presents the photographic source material to "Men in the Cities," featuring 94 photographs taken Longo.