Robert Longo

In the Garden, Et in Arcadia Ego

Robert Longo

In the Garden, Et in Arcadia Ego

Price: $18,000.00

Framing not included


Pigment Print
Edition Size:
88 x 152 cm (34.7 x 59.8 in)

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About the Artwork

Longo’s epic narrative strength comes from his transformation of the intimate practice of drawing into the monumental scale of painting, elevating the medium to a scale never seen before. He achieves an extremely emotional range through his use of chiaroscuro, harnessing light and dark as primary material.

"I always imagine that I want to make art that is going to kill you. Whether it's going to do it visually or physically, I'll take either way. If it doesn't kill you visually, it's going to fall off the wall and kill you physically. A great deal of my work is a meditation on power."

Robert Longo

This forest alludes to mystery and emotions that come from nature in itself, without the presence of the human being. Robert Longo finds inspiration in the shadows that pervade the garden, which, as the title suggests, is enchanting, an Arcadia, a paradise of natural beauty.

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.