Robert Longo

View of Study Room, with Books, Desk and Window (The Freud Cycle, 1938)

Robert Longo

View of Study Room, with Books, Desk and Window (The Freud Cycle, 1938)

Price: $10,000.00

Framing not included


Pigment Print
Edition Size:
110.8 x 164.4 cm (43.6 x 64.7 in)

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About the Artwork

"View of Study Room, with Books, Desk and Window" comes from “The Freud Cycle” which is based on the photographs by Edmund Engleman of Sigmund Freud’s consultation room and adjacent apartment in Vienna, Austria, during May of 1938. A catalog of the photographs, titled "Bergasse 19", was was given to Longo by his friend Harry Jancovici. The images from the catalogue inspired Longo for his next work, which became, as he states, “a psychoanalysis of Freud’s apartment."

"At times, distorted by the vehicle of memory, I had the feeling that I was trying to remember the apartment and its contents. While, at other times, I felt as if I had arrived for an appointment to find the premises deserted, but undisturbed – left for me to explore in solitude.”

Robert Longo

Longo draw the attention to the absurdity of the historical events by emphasizing that Freud was working on his psychoanalysis during the time, when Nazis were in Vienna. The artist got absorbed by the black and white aesthetics of the images. "View of Study Room, with Books, Desk and Window" is one of the results of his contemplation. This monochromatic iris print presents the eery atmosphere of the apartment, captivating by its sinister solitude.

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.