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Heroes & Villains

by The Staff on November 8, 2012


Art lovers, design mavens and fanboys of all genders will converge on Stockbridge, Mass., over the next few months because Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross is going to be up at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Ross, who drew his first Spider-Man at age 4, grew up to work for the twin behemoths of the comics world (DC and Marvel). His strikingly photorealistic work has earned him a place among the greatest of today’s comic-book artists. This exhibit will include more than “130 paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures from Ross’ personal collection.”

In 2009, a critic for the Onion AV Club wrote that Ross’ work had “a Norman-Rockwell-meets-George-Pérez vibe.” So, what better place to showcase his work?

Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross opens Saturday (Nov. 10) at the Norman Rockwell Museum (9 Glendale Ave., Stockbridge, Mass.) and will be on view through Feb. 24. For more info, call (413) 298-4100.