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Longo’s drawings of massive thundering waves carry evocative names of renowned surfing beaches or surfing terms such as “Hell's Gate,” “Dragon’s Head,” and “Godzilla” and they represent a clear climax, pointing to an ecstatic moment of unleashed, sublime force. Part of the series "Monsters", the representation of the looming crest of exploding power in "Godzilla" is a singular portrait of emotional and physical forces, which drive the viewer to freeze in front of the power of nature and its ungraspable manifestations of pure and genuine lethal beauty.

…the roses and the bombs and the waves are things that exist at the moment of their being: a bomb is meant to explode, a rose in born to bloom, a wave is destined to crash. They are at the moment of their fulfillment.

Robert Longo