Robert Longo, ‘Untitled (Forest of Doxa)’, 2014, Print, Archival Pigment Print, Galerie Raphael
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Robert Longo

Untitled (Forest of Doxa), 2014

Archival Pigment Print
37 × 59 4/5 in
94 × 152 cm
Edition of 25
.
€18,000 - 23,000
Location
Frankfurt am Main, Paris
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Galerie Raphael
Frankfurt am Main, Paris

From “The Mysteries” cycle. Archival Pigment Print on Epson Bright White Exhibition Paper. Edition …

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The Mysteries
Robert Longo
American, b. 1953
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Robert Longo burst onto the New York art scene as a brash 25-year-old with “Men in the Cities,” his iconic 1983 large-scale charcoal drawings of businessmen posing in uncanny contortions. “I always imagine that I want to make art that is going to kill you,” he said in 1984. “Whether it’s going to do it visually or physically, I’ll take either way.” Longo works and reworks his charcoal into thick-textured surfaces, giving his velvety drawings deep, blackened expanses and sharply contrasting whites; his forms are at once representational and softly elusive. Having been fascinated with popular culture as a child, Longo centers his practice on transposing images and the resulting transformation of meaning, linking him with the Pictures Generation. “An artist should know art history,” he says. “Shock value only lasts so long.” His recent works have included series depicting women in burkas, ocean waves, nuclear explosions, views of Sigmund Freud’s apartment, and zoo animals in cages.

Robert Longo, ‘Untitled (Forest of Doxa)’, 2014, Print, Archival Pigment Print, Galerie Raphael
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Galerie Raphael
Frankfurt am Main, Paris

From “The Mysteries” cycle. Archival Pigment Print on Epson Bright White Exhibition Paper. Edition of 25, numbered and signed. Printer & Publisher: Adamson Editions, Washington, D.C.

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
The Mysteries
Robert Longo
American, b. 1953
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Robert Longo burst onto the New York art scene as a brash 25-year-old with “Men in the Cities,” his iconic 1983 large-scale charcoal drawings of businessmen posing in uncanny contortions. “I always imagine that I want to make art that is going to kill you,” he said in 1984. “Whether it’s going to do it visually or physically, I’ll take either way.” Longo works and reworks his charcoal into thick-textured surfaces, giving his velvety drawings deep, blackened expanses and sharply contrasting whites; his forms are at once representational and softly elusive. Having been fascinated with popular culture as a child, Longo centers his practice on transposing images and the resulting transformation of meaning, linking him with the Pictures Generation. “An artist should know art history,” he says. “Shock value only lasts so long.” His recent works have included series depicting women in burkas, ocean waves, nuclear explosions, views of Sigmund Freud’s apartment, and zoo animals in cages.

Robert Longo

Untitled (Forest of Doxa), 2014

Archival Pigment Print
37 × 59 4/5 in
94 × 152 cm
Edition of 25
.
€18,000 - 23,000
Location
Frankfurt am Main, Paris
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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