The one and only Robert Longo is back in the news. The acclaimed photographer recently opened a new exhibition known as the “Destroyer Cycle” series. The exhibition features large-scale hyperrealistic drawings in charcoal, offering a unique and different approach than expected. Officially entitled “I do fly / After summer merrily,” the display includes six massive drawings that were made and inspired by the events on the coronavirus.
Influenced by socio-political turmoil across America, the themes include protest, freedom, and entropy. The work on display kicked off with an eery shot of an empty baseball stadium, which the title takes its title from Act V, Scene I of Shakespeare‘s The Tempest. Robert Longo’s “I do fly / After summer merrily” will be on view until October 23rd.
Photos via Robert Longo/Pace Gallery