Robert Longo

Old Glory, Left Side

Robert Longo

Old Glory, Left Side

Price: $6,000.00

Framing not included


Pigment Print
Edition Size:
86.3 x 59.6 cm (33.9 x 23.4 in)
Signed and dated

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About the Artwork

American flag close up is Longo's meditation on the iconography with which political power is achieved. The flag as one of the iconic symbols both of American power and of the American way of life becomes an omnipresent force, leaving literally no space for anything else.

"Making art is like this process that is a balance between something that is very personal but also socially relevant."

Robert Longo

This work becomes both a glorification and a criticism of Americanism and all its facettes. “Old Glory, Left Side” is a typical example of Longo’s fascination with the ambivalent nature of power and its influence on the individual subject, reaching from attraction to repulsion, from reinforcement to exploitation, from protection to violence.

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.