These pictures is part of 2009 Project Yingxiong (Heroes), which is the really stand-out piece in Longo portfolio. In this project are represented impressive fighter pilot helmets with an extraordinary level of intricacy and finish.
They are made exclusively from graphite and charcoal, which the artist uses with extraordinary flair and panache. The work evidences the artist's ongoing concern with the iconography of power, and his unwavering exploration of images that inspire anxiety, fear and awe.
“I came from appropriated material. I always responded to images in media, that was my planet.„