In the quiet little town of Stockbridge, MA. is the home of possibly the greatest collection of art in the world, the Norman Rockwell Museum. And there until February 28th, this home just got better!
'Heroes and Villains: The Comic Book Art Of Alex Ross' is an amazing look at the history of one of my favorites, Alex Ross. To describe it in one sentence; it's like a living version of his amazing 'Mythology' book. To describe it in one word...amazing.
Among the expected amazing pieces (very heavy on his DC work) there are some incredible gems from his early day. Back in 1981, an 11 year old Alex made six amazingly detailed dolls out of construction paper that show you a genius in training. These dolls were my favorite of the entire exhibit. There were also some home made comics and pictures he made as a pre-teen that looked like the work of a professional.
Some other unexpected work on display was work done by his artist mother Lynette who shows where Alex got his style.
What is amazing about the exhibit is that Alex Ross' work fits in perfectly with the legendary work of Norman Rockwell. The many people that weren't there specifically for the 'superheroes' enjoyed the work that was on display.
To find out more, including times and directions just go to www.nrm.org.