Framing not included
- Pigment Print
- Edition Size:
- 60.9 x 50.7 cm (23.9 x 19.9 in)
- Signed, dated and numbered
About the Artwork
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.
"I came from appropriated material. I always responded to images in media, that was my planet."
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.
About the Artist
Robert Longo (born 1953, in Brooklyn, New York) had a childhood fascination with mass media: movies, television, magazines and comic books, which continue to deeply influence his art. One of the quintessential artists of the 1980s, Longo is perhaps best known for the writhing, dancing figures in his iconic Men in the Cities series.
About the printing Technique
The term "pigment print" is used generally for any type of printed image that uses strictly pigments. Pigments can be either on a mineral basis or they can be an artificial product. The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing.