Robert Longo

Rose, from Ophelia

Robert Longo

Rose, from Ophelia

Price: $4,000.00

Framing not included


Pigment Print
Edition Size:
75, plus 15 PP
Image: 35.5 x 35.5 cm (13 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
Sheet: 38 x 38 cm (14 7/8 x 14 7/8 in.)
Signed, dated and numbered

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About the Artwork

This Rose comes from Longo's Ophelia series. Surprisingly, Robert Longo has depicted a natural object in color: a rich, deep red rose. But here again, he renders his subject at its best, in this case at the moment of the rose’s full bloom, at the height of its maturity and beauty. Be it with a rose or with the explosion of a nuclear bomb, Robert Longo has a knack for depicting an essential phenomenon – the course of life from birth to the apex of its splendor and, ultimately, death.

"The roses and the bombs and the waves are things that exist at the moment of their being: [...]They are at the moment of their fulfillment."

Robert Longo

It is a phenomenon of deadly beauty, for it lets us bear witness to the unfolding of the scheme of life, which per se contains a prescience of the end. Untitled (Rose, from Ophelia) belongs to the printer's proof edition of 15 prints (aside from the edition of 75).

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.