The Avengers Art: 12 Awesome Artworks of the Legendary Marvel Characters at Gallery 1988
Joss Whedon's take on Marvel's dream team, The Avengers, hits U.S. theaters at midnight. With anticipation for the movie swelling, a host of hot artists brought their own renditions of the famed superheroes to Gallery 1988 on Melrose Avenue for "Assemble."
Liz Ohanesian Posters by Rhys Cooper
The show, which actually takes place at a space across the street from the pop culture-centric gallery, is similar to Gallery 1988's recent Adult Swim event. There's a mix of gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces with hefty pricetags. However, there are also a lot of prints available, most of which are selling for around $45. "Assemble" opens today and will run through Sunday. Check out some of the standout pieces from the show here.
12. N.C. Winters, Iron Legacy
Acrylic on paper, wood panel, resin
N.C. Winters paints some of the most breathtaking pop culture images you'll see. (Check out his Star Wars/My Little Pony piece featured in Cult Stars back in March.) But it's not just his depiction of Iron Man that's eye-catching, it's the way he framed the painting. The piece is mounted to a piece of wood that's covered in comic panels and then placed in a larger frame. Check out the photo below for more detail.
11. Joey Spiotto, The Avengers - Assemble
Joey Spiotto makes awesome vinyl. His pieces look like they came out of a bin filled with novelty records. This Avengers album is one of my favorites from the show. I know have a fake tune for "We Have a Hulk" running through my head. Also, the Captain America vinyl is a nice touch.
10. Hillary White, The Choice of the Avengers
Acrylic on canvas
From the Muppets to Gotye's video for "Somebody I Used to Know," there are few pop-culture touchstones that Hillary White has left unturned. (Check out her Tumblr for more.) For "Assemble," her debut show in Los Angeles, White plays on the mythology aspect of comic books by placing the superhero team inside Annibale Carracci's The Choice of Hercules.
9. Misha, Avengers (Edo Period)
You might recall Misha from her amazing Star Wars/Super Mario Brothers mash-up paintings that we featured back in 2010. For this show, the L.A.-based artist merges her interests in American and Japanese culture with the famed superheroes set in an Edo period scene.