In creating Pop Art paintings, I have so far avoided the concept of making comic strip panels into Pop Art paintings. I have always felt this subject was over-done in Pop Art, as the Pop Art landscape is littered with artists doing exactly that. Roy Lichtenstein went down in the Art History books for breaking ground with this type of art, but now many pop artists are doing it. Most of these feature out of context starements by individuals that are intended to make your mind wonder what the rest of the story is. Interestingly enough, many look like they were taken from a Romance comic book, which is ironic, as romance comic books were probably the least popular type of comic books created. In any case, I decided that why add to the plethora of individuals creating this type of art if i wasn’t saying anything new. But then, two things occured to me. One, my style of neo-divisionism would add a new wrinkle to making Pop Art out of comic panels. And two, the choice of comic panels has never really addressed what I find to be the most interesting, and, looking at today’s movies coming out of Hollywood, the most popular type of comics, the superhero comic. So I decided to start exploring this idea starting with this small painting, a nod to Marvel’s Silver Age and an homage to one of the greatest comic artists of all time, Jack Kirby.
This work of art is acrylic paint on archival quality stretched canvas that is 12" in width, 12" in height, with a stretcher depth of 1.5" -- it is fully stretched, with no staples on the side. It is an original work of art, not a print or reproduction. It is sold unframed and is ready for a suitable framing of your choice. The sides of the painting are painted black for easy and immediate display. The painting is signed on the front by the artist. Please note that colors may vary slightly from the actual painting due to variations in my camera and your monitor. Painting is carefully shipped with postal insurance and includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
acrylic paint on archival quality stretched canvas