Robert Longo, ‘Untitled (Saturn)’, 2006, Print, Digital pigment print on Epson hot pressed, bright white paper, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
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Robert Longo

Untitled (Saturn), 2006

Digital pigment print on Epson hot pressed, bright white paper
16 × 24 in
40.6 × 61 cm
Edition of 30
.
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Location
Calabasas, Los Angeles
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Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Calabasas, Los Angeles

This beautiful monochromatic rendering of Saturn by Robert Longo comes from an edition of 30 …

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Mint condition
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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 (Saturn)’, 2006, Print, Digital pigment print on Epson hot pressed, bright white paper, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
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Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Calabasas, Los Angeles

This beautiful monochromatic rendering of Saturn by Robert Longo comes from an edition of 30 archival pigment prints - a printing technique that Longo has long embraced. Longo's interest in the digital process, demonstrated even in the editing and manipulating of images, goes back to his iconic series Men in the …

Medium
Condition
Mint condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
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 (Saturn), 2006

Digital pigment print on Epson hot pressed, bright white paper
16 × 24 in
40.6 × 61 cm
Edition of 30
.
Contact For Price
Location
Calabasas, Los Angeles
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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