Robert Longo

Hell´s Gate

Robert Longo

Hell´s Gate

Price: $20,000.00

Price excludes VAT
Framing not included


Pigment Print
Edition Size:
105.7 x 110.2 cm (41.6 x 43.9 in)
Signed and numbered

Artwork Condition

Poor Fair Very Good Excellent Mint
This item was reviewed by our specialist team to determine its condition.

About the Artwork

Longo’s drawings of massive thundering waves carry evocative names of renowned surfing beaches or surfing terms such as “Hell's Gate,” “Dragon’s Head,” and “Godzilla” and they represent, in their near to abstractions depictions, the moment of a tremendous surge of unleashed force.

“…the roses and the bombs and the waves are things that exist at the moment of their being: a bomb is meant to explode, a rose in born to bloom, a wave is destined to crash. They are at the moment of their fulfillment.”

Robert Longo

"Hell´s Gate" is part of the "Monsters" series, which represent awe-inspiring images rendered in the artist´s signature photo-realist aesthetic and velvety charcoal texture. Devoid of people, location and colour the image of the thundering wave combines sublimity and terror, depicting complex psychological states.

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.