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Robert Loughlin Paintings

ROBERT LOUGHLIN (USA, 1949–2011)

Robert Loughlin, an artist and quirky sage of Modernist design. Born in Alameda, California, in 1949, his interest in design flourished at a young age. His work as a picker and dealer in 20th-century furnishings influenced high-end interior decoration in the United States. Collectors and decorators anointed Loughlin, a celebrity, soon after he arrived in New York in the 1980s, seeing in him an unusual amalgam of talents that set him apart from most pickers who provided designers and dealers with their wares. Equal parts artist, art historian, scavenger and horse-trader, Loughlin schooled a generation of collectors in the high quality of half-forgotten Modern and mid-century designers, not by writing or lecturing about them, but by scouring flea markets and thrift stores for discarded pieces of their work and selling them.

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Robert Loughlin Painting "Kid With A Smoke"
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
Ink and acrylic on cardboard by outsider artist extraordinaire Robert Loughlin, painted in 2008. Titled "Kid With a Smoke," it depicts Loughlin's iconic Brute image, with ubiquitous ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Paper

Robert Loughlin, "F***", Acrylic Painting on Metal Box, Signed
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
Robert Loughlin, acrylic painting on a vintage machinist's box, signed. The hard charging Brute is superimposed over the second letter (U) of the F-word. Initialed RL in lower left c...
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1990s American Modern Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Metal

Robert Loughlin, Billy Beer, Painting on Canvas Panel, White, Black, Red, Signed
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
Robert Loughlin Billy beer, painting on canvas panel, white, black, red, signed. Robert Loughlin, 1949-2011. A right profile Brute portrait executed with enamel paint on a 16" x 20" ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Canvas

Robert Loughlin Painting "Sky" in Jet Engine Turbine Fan Frame
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
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2010s American Machine Age Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Aluminum, Wood, Paint

Robert Loughlin Floor Screen
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Largest original Robert Loughlin known to exist. Painted on the back of another artists' floor screen. Just under 6 feet tall. 4.5 feet wide. Hand painted with two 'Brute' images fac...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Wood, Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Book
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original Robert Loughlin drawing on a vintage book. Book is titled Leonard the Magnificent. Book is dedicated on the inside to a friend of Roberts named Leonard. Hand signed on...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Paper

The Brute by Robert Loughlin
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An iconic square-chinned, cigarette-smoking figure called "The Brute".
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Wood, Paint

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original painting by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Large piece with colorful image of 'the Brute.' Greens, yellows and blues with black outline.            
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Diptych of Drawings on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great pair of original drawings by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. One image of 'the Brute' with cigarette facing left and the other with the cigarette facing to the right. Great pair ...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original drawing by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Image of 'the Brute' with cigarette facing to the right. Signed RL on the back. Water stain on bottom right.  
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Book
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original drawing by Robert Loughlin on a book. Looks to be an old Russian book. Crème book with black drawing of 'the Brute' on the cover. Excellent condition.  
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Book
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original drawing by Robert Loughlin on a book. Drawing on an old Projective Psychology book. Rust colored book with black drawing of 'the Brute' on the cover, spend and bac...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original painting by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Very cool piece with an image of the Brute wearing glasses and another image of the Brute in the reflection of one of the len...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Book
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original drawing by Robert Loughlin on an old orange book. Looks to be an old Russian book. Orange book with black drawing of 'the Brute' on the cover. Signed RL and dated ...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Book
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original drawing by Robert Loughlin on an old book. Vintage African Art book. Red book with black drawing of 'the Brute' on the cover. Signed RL and dated 2003 on the insid...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Metal Door
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large original painting by Robert Loughlin on a yellow metal door. Great abstract painting of 'the Brute." Signed Robert Loughlin 98' on the back. Titled "Joe." Excellent condition. ...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Metal

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Cork
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original painting by Robert Loughlin on cork. Round cork disk with painting of 'the Brute." Signed RL and titled 'Corky' on the back.   
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Cork

Robert Loughlin Original Reverse Painting on Glass
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting by Robert Loughlin on glass. Painted in reverse on the backside of the glass. Titled "The Blur" in white paint. Deep red and black background with paintin...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Glass, Paint

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large original painting by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Painted blue background with white and black painting of "the Brute." Signed RL in red. Titled 'The Berkley Riots' on the bac...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Paper, Paint

Robert Loughlin Double Sided Original Painting on Wood Door
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large original painting by Robert Loughlin on a wood door..Double sided with three total drawings of 'the Brute.' Brown wood door with drawing of the Brute on one side. Opposite side...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Wood, Paint

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Canvas
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting by Robert Loughlin on canvas. Deep red and grey painting of "the Brute." Signed RL on the back along with a message from the artist. Excellent condition. ...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Paint, Canvas

Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Wood
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting by Robert Loughlin on a wood board. White background with black coloring of 'the Brute." Signed RL and dated 2002. Mr Deskey title also written on the bac...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Paint, Wood

Orange Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Wood
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting by Robert Loughlin on wood disc. Newly framed with UV protective plexiglass. Excellent condition. Comes with certificate of authenticity. Multiple Rober...
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Plexiglass, Wood

Original Robert Loughlin Side Table
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning original artwork by Robert Loughlin. The famous "Brute" hand-painted by Robert Loughlin on a metal side table. Stunning piece of usable art. Super rare. Excellent condition....
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1990s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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Metal

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Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Cereal Box
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting/drawing by Robert Loughlin on a sealed cereal box. Newly framed in an acrylic box. Excellent condition. Comes with "Certificate of Authenticity."  
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H 5.44 in. W 4.44 in. D 2.44 in.
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By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting/drawing by Robert Loughlin on ARTnews magazine. Signed RL. Newly framed with UV protective plexiglass. Excellent condition. Comes with certificate of auth...
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H 17.75 in. W 15.13 in. D 2 in.
Robert Loughlin Painting
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Loughlin moved to New York City in the 1980s and became part of the flourishing art and social scene. Clients of Loughlin included Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Robert...
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H 20.63 in. W 20.63 in. D 1.25 in.
Robert Loughlin Painting
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H 14.75 in. W 14.5 in. D 1.25 in.
Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original drawing by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Large front facing image of 'the Brute' wearing a suit. Titled 'The Clash' on the front. Signed RL on the back and dated 2005....
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  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
H 15.88 in. W 12.5 in. D 0.13 in.
Robert Loughlin Original Painting on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Signed RL '07. Newly framed with UV protective plexiglass. Excellent condition. Comes with certificate of authenticity. ...
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H 19.25 in. W 16.75 in. D 2 in.
Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on a Book
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic original painting/drawing by Robert Loughlin on an old book. 1933 edition of Jim the Conqueror. Signed RL. Newly framed with UV protective plexiglass. Excellent condition. ...
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Robert Loughlin Brute Painting on Board
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
Here is Loughlin's Iconic Brute painting done on found wooden-board circa mid-1980s. When Robert was experimenting with his early work, he would apply pennies to the painting and whi...
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H 17.75 in. W 24 in. D 2 in.
Robert Loughlin Original Drawing Cutout of the Brute
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large original drawing by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Very unique drawing with the Brute cut out. Signed RL 02' on the front. Titled 'Sleater Kinny' on the back.    
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Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
By Robert Loughlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great original drawing by Robert Loughlin on cardboard. Two pieces of cardboard with light blue paper covering and drawing of 'the Brute' in black. Signed RL.  
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Early 2000s American Robert Loughlin Paintings

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  • Robert Loughlin Original Drawing on Cardboard
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H 9.88 in. W 19.5 in. D 0.13 in.
Robert Loughlin Blonde Brute Painting on Canvas, Signed
By Robert Loughlin
Located in New York, NY
Robert Loughlin (1949-2011) "Blond Brute"painting on canvas, signed and dedicated to the pervious owner, Paul Campbell. Appropriately "Butched Up" painting over a found portrait of ...
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