Framing not included
- Pigment Print
- Edition Size:
- 106.7 x 208.4 cm (42.0 x 82.0 in)
About the Artwork
Executed in the monochromatic style that characterizes Robert Longo's work, "Untitled (American Flag X-5)" presents a dramatic image of a rippling American flag, its stars and stripes caught in mid-motion.
“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.”
The flag has been a crucial motif in Longo's art, through which he explored themes relating to power, patriotism, and identity. This motif has continued with his recent display of a monumental black flag at his solo show at Petzel Gallery, New York in April,2014. Here, the flag is imbued with grandeur and intensity by Longo's composition, in which every stitch and ripple of the banner is limned with an other-worldly light.
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.