Robert Longo, Black Palms


Robert Longo (American, born 1953)

Black Palms, 1989

Medium: Lithograph on rag paper

Dimensions: 169 x 127 cm (66½ x 50 in)

Edition of 35: Hand-signed and numbered

Condition: Excellent

In stock

Robert Longo, Black Palms

Discover Robert Longo‘s limited edition prints and photographs, where his skillful use of chiaroscuro and thought-provoking themes craft compelling visual stories. These fine art editions, available for sale, marked by their striking contrasts and captivating symbolism, make for a distinctive addition to any art collection.

Robert Longo, an influential contemporary artist born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, is renowned for his photographically based artworks that often delve into themes of power and authority. Utilizing motifs such as guns, jet fighters, and flags, Longo’s art resonates with a potent commentary on contemporary society. His alignment with the Pictures Generation, a movement known for appropriating images from mass media, adds a layer of cultural critique to his artwork. Robert Longo‘s ability to transform the intimate practice of drawing into monumental-scale paintings is a hallmark of his narrative prowess. His use of chiaroscuro, skillfully playing on contrasts between light and dark, serves as a primary tool in creating visually striking pieces. This technique, combined with his expertise in sculpture, photography, film, printmaking and drawing, gives his artworks a distinctive, multidimensional quality. One of Robert Longo‘s most famous artworks, the Men in the Cities series, created in the 1980s, catapulted him to fame. This series features larger-than-life drawings of business people in fantastical, contorted positions, offering a poignant critique of modern humanity’s condition. It exemplifies Longo’s signature fusion of various artistic mediums and highlights his ability to weave social commentary into visual art. Longo’s work adeptly balances personal expression with social awareness, mirroring and critiquing the world around us. His artworks are not just visually compelling but also serve as reflections on contemporary cultural and political landscapes. Robert Longo has held a series of influential solo exhibitions throughout his career, including showcases at renowned institutions like the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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