Sale 16385
Horizon | Post-War and Contemporary Art
Online 13 - 23 August 2018

Robert Longo is known as a master with charcoal. Through a labor-intensive process, Longo obsessively layers swathes of charcoal lifting imagery from photographs. Longo writes, “drawing from photos is a way of reclaiming the images that haunt us. By drawing them, I make them become not just something I am looking at but something that becomes part of me.” Thus, in the present lot, Longo captures a sweltering, throbbing sun, the center of our universe, with thickly applied charcoal seizing the umbra and penumbra.

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