Robert Longo's Death Star 2018, 2018

Robert Longo
Death Star 2018, 2018

Sculpture

Approximately 40,000 inert bullets (brass, copper, lead) welded to the frame; steel I-beams; steel chain

144 x 254.5 x 254.5 in

Unique

Metro Pictures

Installation view, Metro Pictures, New York, 2019

His latest show, “Amerika,” opening tonight at Metro Pictures, centers on one of many American problems—gun violence—in the form of a massive, 1.5-ton metal sphere whose surface is covered with some 40,000 30 caliber bullets. The piece, which Longo admits has a bit of a sinister disco-ball vibe to it, aims to raise both awareness and money; 20% of the sale of the work, which is priced at $1.5 million, will go to the charity Everytown for Gun Safety. garage.vice.com/en_us/article/3k3qwj/robert-longo…

Installation view, Metro Pictures, New York, 2019

His latest show, “Amerika,” opening tonight at Metro Pictures, centers on one of many American problems—gun violence—in the form of a massive,… more

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