Framing not included
- Pigment Print
- Edition Size:
- 52,7 x 78,7 cm (20.7 x 30.9 in)
- Signed and numbered
About the Artwork
Longo’s epic narrative strength comes from his transformation of the intimate practice of drawing into the monumental scale of painting, elevating the medium to a scale never seen before. His drawings are so striking realistic that the viewer mesmerizes in front of them with strong emotions of fear, awe, proud.
“When I draw I take it into me. I look at it, it goes into every part of my body; it comes out of me.”
Bruce reminds us of a natural fear that most of us share, that of natural weapons in nature: sharks. The dramatically and intensified cropped figure leads the viewer in state of imminence as being about avoiding the inevitable denouement. The moment has been suspended, heart pounding, and the viewer is part of the building intensity of the action frozen in time lapse.
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.