This composition was initially incorporated into a larger print—Jules, Gretchen and Mark, 1982-83—that showed three figures on a large, single sheet of paper. At the same time that the larger print was made, the plates for each figure were separated, and three individual prints were also published as their own editions. They are prime examples of the artist’s Men In The Cities series, and exemplify his early work.
Robert Longo's art practice encompasses drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and film. The artist's early work made provocative critiques of the anesthetizing and seductive effects of capitalism, the influence of media on the perception and conduct of wars, and the cult of history in the United States. Longo's mature work includes both extended series that examine current and historical iconography and its impact on individual consciousness and societal discourse, as well as work that explores different facets of art history—especially how artists have depicted their contemporaneous moment over the ages.
This print is a prime example of the artist’s "Men In The Cities" series, and exemplifies his early work. This composition was initially incorporated into a larger print—Jules, Gretchen and Mark, 1082-83—that showed three figures on a large, single sheet of paper.More
- Framed: 38.5 x 22.6 x 1.5 in.
- Edition of 45