Superheroes™: The Art of Alex Ross-Mona Bismarck

Poster for Superheroes-The art of Alex Ross until June 15, 2014 at the Mona Bismarck American Center for Art and Cullture

Photo credit: Mona Bismarck American Center for Art and Cullture

I was fascinated by the Alex Ross exhibit at the Mona Bismarck American Center for Art and Culture. The exhibit concentrates on two things: the development from an early age of the photorealist, Alex Ross, and it provides a basic chronology of comic books. The genre is too broad to include in only one exhibit. It does follow the various ages that the comic book has survived through. I say survive because of the changes wrought by the Comics Code Authority influenced by the 1954 publication of “Seduction of the Innocent”. If you are in the area of Trocadéro and a comic book fan, the exhibit is worth the stop.

“This exhibition presents, for the first time in France, a vast selection of original paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the personal collection of the artist, highlighting the extraordinary diversity of his projects from his earliest work with Marvel to his most recent creations.”

Mona Bismarck American Center for art & culture
34, avenue de New York 75116 Paris, France
+33 (0) 1 47 23 38 88

Exhibition opening hours
Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm
Closed on holidays: April 20, May 1, 8 and 29, June 8.
Exceptionally closed on June 5th

Metro: Alma-Marceau, Iéna, Trocadéro
RER: Pont de l’Alma
Bus: 72, 63, 92, 32, 82

Other Super-héros ideas in Paris

l’Art des super-héros Marvel
Until August 31, 2014
l’Art Ludique (Website available in English)
is hosting a major exhibition devoted to the art of the Marvel Super Heroes.

Read about the details of the Marvel exhibition at Art Ludique.

L’Art Ludique
34, quai d’Austerlitz 75013
Interview with Stan Lee hoping that superheroes would one day be featured in museums.
Monday : 11am to 7pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday : 11am to 10pm (Late opening night)
Monday : 11am to 7pm
Thursday : 11am to 10pm (Late opening night)
Saturday and Sunday : 10am to 10pm
Accessibility for People with Reduced Mobility
Métro: Gare d’Austerlitz (5 minutes on foot), Quai de la Gare (5 minutes on foot), Gare de Lyon – exit “rue de Bercy” (10 minutes on foot).
RER : C – Gare d’Austerlitz.
Bus : 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91.