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