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Framing not included
- Pigment Print
- Edition Size:
- 121.8 x 96.8 cm (47.9 x 38.1 in)
- Signed and numbered
About the Artwork
Iceman X is part of 2009 Project Yingxiong (Heroes), in which impressive fighter pilot helmets with an extraordinary level of intricacy and finish are represented.
"It just hit me today that I'm doing all of this epic stuff at this point in my life. (...) I've been dealing with these epic images, and I realized all of a sudden that I grew up in the age of epics."
Longo's works straddle a line between hyper-realistic and disturbingly surreal and they are made exclusively from graphite and charcoal used with extraordinary flair and panache. The helmet is at the same time an abstract and surreal image, with the clouds reflecting in mask, and a real symbol of violence and war. Iceman evidences the artist's ongoing concern with the iconography of institutional power structures and political fallout.
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.