Legendary Thor artist and writer Walt Simonson will be on hand at the Society of Illustrators for the exhibition opening on Thursday, July 12th at 7:30 PM!
The Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is pleased to present an exhibition of Marvel Comics original artwork by Jack Kirby, Walt Simonson, Jim Steranko, John Buscema, John Romita, Steve Ditko, Dick Ayers, Neal Adams, and other comic book artists, on display from July 5th through October 20, 2018.
This exhibition of work from the Marvel Universe will feature original art showcasing characters seen in Marvel’s latest blockbuster hit, Avengers: Infinity War.
The exhibition includes vintage, original comic artwork from all years of Marvel Comics history. The selections illustrate how Marvel’s innovative creative teams initially led by legendary creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, kept the Marvel Universe evolving with the times. From the early 1960s where the character’s distinct personalities were formulated, to the 1970s and 1980s with Marvel hitting its creative stride, to the modern era, where super heroes have gained mainstream recognition.
Significant pieces of artwork will be exhibited publicly for the first time, including original comic book pages featuring core members of Marvel’s Avengers team. Also featured is a stunning selection of the art of Spider-Man (who tried to join the Avengers several times), The Hulk, The Black Panther, Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man.
The exhibition will be assembled from the collection of Marvel art collector Mike Burkey, and other notable collectors, and is organized and curated by comic art collector and historian Rob Pistella (curator of the blockbuster The Art of Spider-Man exhibition held at the Society in 2017).
At over 200 pieces of original art, this exhibition will be the largest selection of vintage and modern original Marvel art that has ever been displayed in the world.
An opening reception to the public will be held on Thursday July 12th at 7:30 PM.
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065