Robert Longo

Essentials

Robert Longo

Essentials

Price: $7,000.00

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Details

Technique:
Pigment Print
Year:
2009
Edition Size:
75
Dimensions:
174.4 x 32.0 cm (68.6 x 12.5 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

The present art work is an impressive example of Robert Longo's artistic output and assembles seven works as digital prints in a vertical row. The compilation is comprised of: Untitled (Pillow from Consulting Room, 1938) 2001, Untitled (Heaven's Hole) 2000, Mike Test (Head of Goya) 2003, Untitled (Ophelia #9) 2002, Untitled (Saturn) 2006, Untitled (Cassandra) 2008 and Untitled (large black shark portrait) 2008.

"I think I make art for brave eyes. I don't want to make art that will pat you on the back and tell you everything is going to be okay. I want to make something that's much more confronting. You don't look at it, it looks at you as much as you look at it."

Robert Longo

The grayscale composition is balanced by a red rose in the center. Each print represents the constantly recurring themes within artist's ouevre such as love, war, beauty, time and the mystery of the being. The waves, the bombs and the roses being the metonymies. Robert Longo describes them as all “things that were existing at the moment of their being: a bomb is supposed to explode, a rose … to bloom and a wave … to crash. "They are at the moment of their fulfillment.”

About the Artist

Weng Contemporary Longo Signature

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

Weng Contemporary Pigment

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.