Robert Longo became established for his precise photo-realistic drawings, under the influence of mass media playing a major role on his work. His portraits engrave a distinctive feature, which display a three-dimensional effect, as if they could pop off the page and enter physical space at any time.
Contemplating the vastness of space, Robert Longo’s series "The outward and visible signs" , to which Saturn belongs, continues his exploration of operatic themes. In this intense print, black and white image Saturn becomes a glowing ball of dust that seems to come out from the nowhere toward the astonished viewer.
“I think I make art for brave eyes. I don't want to make art that will pat you on the back and tell you everything is going to be okay. I want to make something that's much more confronting. You don't look at it, it looks at you as much as you look at it.„