Framing not included
- Pigment Print
- Edition Size:
- 110.4 x 212.0 cm (43.4 x 83.4 in)
- Signed and numbered
About the Artwork
In his work, Robert Longo typically revisits elements that evoke as much fear as they do fascination – the atomic bomb, guns, crashing waves, etc. In this case, Longo’s strikingly realistic double sharks remind us of a natural fear that most of us share, that of weapons in nature, as sharks.
"I see the issue of life and death in everything I do. I'm trying to find answers."
In "Double Sharks" the artist depicts two specular menacing beasts with their mouths wide open and razor-sharp teeth pointing straight at the viewer. The immense power and threatening nature of the sharks is amplified by the cropped image of the two wide opened jaws which seem to come from the nowhere in surreal setting.
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.