Untitled (Bruce)


  • medium Archival pigment print on paper in artist's frame
  • edition 5
  • size 30.00w x 20.00h in
  • created 2014
SKU: 231099409 Artist: Tags: , ,

COA: This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary.
Collection Note:

Longo is best known for his hauntingly realistic works on paper, and his large charcoal drawings. Bruce reminds us of a natural fear that most of us share, that of natural weapons in nature: sharks. The dramatically and intensified cropped subject leads the viewer in a state of imminence as being about avoiding the inevitable denouement. The moment has been suspended, heart-pounding, and the viewer is part of the building intensity of the action frozen in time-lapse.

The sharp rise in auction prices for Longo’s art reflects a wider appreciation for the works’ potent visual appeal and intense political cynicism—the latter, perhaps, in keeping with the spirit of the times.