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- Pigment Print
- Edition Size:
- 81.2 x 132.1 cm (31.9 x 52.0 in)
- Signed and numbered
About the Artwork
Having been fascinated from his childhood by the world of media and its powerful influence, be it film, television, magazines or comics, Robert Longo explores these themes working and reworking on the images to give them velvety, deep, blackened expanses and sharply contrasting whites; his forms are at once representational and softly elusive.
"I wanted the Cadillac to look as if it was sinking deep into the black abyss of time and space; the coffin of a bygone era, the phantom vessel on its journey down to Hades."
The sources for the creation of "Cadillac" come from Longo´s childhood. His father was an accountant and had a weekend job for Destefano Brothers Construction Company, whose owners drove Cadillacs. The artist´s father brought one of their used Cadillacs and Robert Longo was fascinated by this car, which represented for him everything postwar America, from Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne to the atomic bomb and the space program.
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.