Framing not included
- Pigment Print
- Edition Size:
- 114.4 x 85.0 cm (45.0 x 33.4 in)
- Signed and numbered
About the Artwork
Like an Old Master draftsman, Longo achieves an extremely emotional range through his use of chiaroscuro. His Photorealist drawings are based on images borrowed from the world around him, being media containing a political and social statement, or nature and mysteries. His drawings come across like paintings due to their monumental scale.
"I think I make art for brave eyes. I don't want to make art that will pat you on the back and tell you everything is going to be okay. I want to make something that's much more confronting. You don't look at it, it looks at you as much as you look at it."
Leo represents one of the artist's largest scale charcoal drawings. Longo portrays here the majestic all-powerful ruler of the jungle, devoid of location and color, in its exploding power and emotional and physical forces.
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.