Robert Longo and Narciso Rodriguez collaborate to benefit Stephen Petronio Company. Click here to purchase the bag!

By May 12, 2016News

Stephen Petronio Company, a leader in the American Dance field for over 30 years, is pleased to announce the introduction of a limited edition leather tote bag, designed by acclaimed fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez, incorporating iconic images by renowned visual artist Robert Longo and produced by Jill Brienza to benefit the Company.

The limited edition tote was conceived by curator Jill Brienza and designed by Rodriguez with Longo’s two artworks from his Men in the Cities series. With the success of Longo’s Men in the Cities works, they have achieved an almost archetypal status. The work has penetrated the cultural consciousness and has been co-opted by the fashion world and commercial media for years. This will be Robert Longo’s first handbag collaboration.  One hundred percent of all proceeds from the sale of the bag will benefit the Stephen Petronio Company.  Stephen Petronio Company is renowned for collaborating with some of the most inventive visual artists, designers, and composers.

The Limited Edition Leather Tote retails at $650 USD
All proceeds donated to benefit Stephen Petronio Company
Limited Edition of 300


 Narciso Rodriguez – “This project was born out of great admiration for Stephen and all he has accomplished.I am so proud of the outcome and feel very honored to have collaborated with Robert, Jill and Stephen on this unique piece.”

Robert Longo –“It is a pleasure to collaborate with my dear friend, and an extraordinary designer, Narciso, for the great cause of helping Stephen Petronio’s seminal Dance Company.”

Stephen Petronio –“Narciso and Robert joined creative forces to make the most amazing tote in support of my dance. It is as beautiful as it is generous.”

Jill Brienza –“I am so proud of this project. The end result is much more than a bag. Thanks to Robert and Narciso’s brilliance it is a sculptural object to be appreciated.”

Leather Tote Bag

Bag Details:
+ Black cowhide leather gusset and handles
+ White cowhide leather panels with black printed images
+ Label: black cowhide leather attached to inner seam with silver foil embossed lettering detailing the collaborators
+ Imported
+ 14.5″L x 13″ W x 3.25″ D x 9″ handle drop
+ Not water resistant

Left Image:
Untitled (Eric), from the series “Men in the Cities,” 1979-1983
Charcoal and graphite on paper, 96 x 90 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Right Image:
Untitled (Jo), from the series “Men in the Cities,” 1979-1983
Charcoal and graphite on paper, 96 x 90 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Photos by Christian Witkin.



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