Framing not included
- Pigment Print
- Edition Size:
- 43.2 x 43.2 cm (17.0 x 17.0 in)
About the Artwork
Robert Longo became established for his precise photo-realistic drawings, under the influence of mass media playing a major role on his work. His portraits engrave a distinctive feature, which display a three-dimensional effect, as if they could pop off the page and enter physical space at any time.
"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."
Contemplating the vastness of space, Robert Longo’s series "The outward and visible signs" , to which this print belongs, continues his exploration of operatic themes. In this intensely drawn black and white image the Earth becomes a glowing ball of dust that seems to come out from the nowhere toward the astonished viewer, appealing to the sense of astonishment that human beings feel in front of the vastness of the universe.
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.