Cindy and Eric
Cindy and Eric
Framing not included
- Pigment Print (Portfolio of 2)
- Edition Size:
- 45.5 x 35.4 cm (17.9 x 13.9 in) each
- Signed, dated and numbered
About the Artwork
Eric and Cindy belong to the precious photographic source material for Robert Longo’s iconic Men in the Cities drawings. These series contributed to Robert Longo's fame in the early 1980’s: larger-than-life drawings of sharply dressed businesspeople writhing in contortion under the impact of an invisible, obviously violent power, a sort of death dance of the modern man.
"It [the ultimate priority of work] is the picture, the image that it creates. But how it's made is important. What ends up happening is I showed my assistants how to work on the drawing style. But I touch everything. It's not like a movie."
In 1975 Longo got inspired for this work after looking at a still image in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film The American Soldier. Four years later the artist began photographing his friends,that included Cindy Sherman and Larry Gagosian, in distorted and almost choreographic poses on a New York rooftop. With the help of assistants the pictures were then reworked with graphite clay and to a larger scale. One of the drawings appeared in the cover of Glenn Branca‘s album The Ascension, the work from the Men in the Cities series is also prominently displayed in the apartment of fictional character Patrick Bateman in the film of American Psycho.
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.