P07899 Jules, Gretchen, Mark, State 11 1982–3
Lithograph and embossing 30 × 52 3/4 (762 × 1340) on Velin Arches paper 36 1/2 × 68 (928 × 1728), printed by Maurice Sanchez and others at Derrière l'Etoile Studios, New York and published by Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York
Inscribed ‘Robert Longo 83’ b.r. and ‘19/30’
Purchased from Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York (Grant-in-Aid) 1983
P07899 depicts three figures, two males and a female, in active poses and dressed in city clothes. The words ‘State 11’ in the title refer to the fact that Longo made prints of each of these figures individually before combining them in one image. State 1 is in an edition of 45 each.
P07899 is related to a drawing entitled ‘Study for Final Life 1982/Untitled 1982’ (repr. Carter Ratcliff, Robert Longo, Munich, 1985, pl.55) and to three untitled drawings, two of 1981 and one of 1982 (repr. ibid., pl.53). These last three drawings preceded the making of the prints…