Superheroes

Super Mario Right, Nami Oz

Super Mario Right

Nami Oz

Painting - 96 x 66 x 6 cm

$9,749

He-Man real life, Simone De Rosa

He-Man real life

Simone De Rosa

Painting - 24 x 18 x 1 cm

$309

Art notes, Edgar Plans

Art notes

Edgar Plans

Print - 28 x 21 x 1 cm

$441

Get out! (Spiderman) 2, Popik

Get out! (Spiderman) 2

Popik

Sculpture - 26 x 17 x 15 cm

$662

Superman, Freda People Art

Superman

Freda People Art

Painting - 105 x 105 x 0.3 cm

$1,435

Goldorak, Rémy Matto

Goldorak

Rémy Matto

Print - 60 x 60 x 2 cm

$662

Catwoman, Socrate

Catwoman

Socrate

Painting - 60 x 50 x 3 cm

$1,932

Botijoman The Original, Sergio Mora

Botijoman The Original

Sergio Mora

Sculpture - 27 x 20 x 19 cm

$684

Captain Andy (Red Edition), Copyright

Captain Andy (Red Edition)

Copyright

Print - 50 x 35 x 0.2 cm

$497

Super héros, AC 5

Super héros

AC 5

Design - 32.5 x 24 x 18 cm

$1,656

Superman and Wonder Woman, Maxime Andriot

Superman and Wonder Woman

Maxime Andriot

Print - 60 x 40 x 1 cm

$331

La loi de la jungle, Richard Alves

La loi de la jungle

Richard Alves

Painting - 75 x 75 x 1 cm

$1,766

Batman, Art Vladi

Batman

Art Vladi

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm

$8,887

La cage dans un combat électrique, Sandra Chevrier

La cage dans un combat électrique

Sandra Chevrier

Print - 94 x 71 cm

$2,704

Hard candy, Setdebelleza

Hard candy

Setdebelleza

Print - 50 x 35 x 0.5 cm

$287

La cage et la couleur des fleurs, Sandra Chevrier

La cage et la couleur des fleurs

Sandra Chevrier

Painting - 61 x 152 x 6 cm

$27,042

Beaten, Cecilia Cubarle

Beaten

Cecilia Cubarle

Painting - 80 x 80 x 4 cm

$3,090

Batman, Eugène Barricade

Batman

Eugène Barricade

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 x 0.1 cm

$1,000

Mr 3D, Anthony Lister

Mr 3D

Anthony Lister

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 12 x 0.1 cm

$2,428

Petite Monade sous plexi, Antoine Graff

Petite Monade sous plexi

Antoine Graff

Sculpture - 46 x 36 x 6 cm

$2,097

Marvellous Minifig Rainbow, Pys

Marvellous Minifig Rainbow

Pys

Painting - 26 x 26 x 4.2 cm

$501

The Secret Life of Heroes – Catwoman, Greg Léon Guillemin

The Secret Life of Heroes – Catwoman

Greg Léon Guillemin

Print - 81 x 20.5 x 2 cm

$430

San Gohan, Toei Animation

San Gohan

Toei Animation

Painting - 24 x 27 x 1 cm

$717

Mario Seth GlobePainter, Sank

Mario Seth GlobePainter

Sank

Sculpture - 40.6 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm

$1,987

MECA0110, Stéphane Perger

MECA0110

Stéphane Perger

Fine Art Drawings - 44 x 47 x 1 cm

$1,324

Joker VS The Crew, Nathan Wegner aka Wegs

Joker VS The Crew

Nathan Wegner aka Wegs

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 x 0.3 cm

$1,400

Super Hero - Spider Senses, Anthony Lister

Super Hero - Spider Senses

Anthony Lister

Painting - 95 x 95 x 1 cm

$8,609

Daredevil, Rol

Daredevil

Rol

Painting - 114 x 65 x 1 cm

$4,194

Alfred, start the car! (Pink BG), Antoine Tavaglione

Alfred, start the car! (Pink BG)

Antoine Tavaglione

Print - 64 x 150 x 0.5 cm

$3,090 $2,781

Super héros, Dalia

Super héros

Dalia

Painting - 77 x 56 x 0.3 cm

$796

Super Hero, Dongi Lee

Super Hero

Dongi Lee

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 24.9 cm

$2,400

Superman, Natalie Laudon

Superman

Natalie Laudon

Print - 80 x 120 x 1 cm

$2,539

Superman, Natalie Laudon

Superman

Natalie Laudon

Painting - 96 x 149 x 3 cm

$8,278

Wolverine, Rol

Wolverine

Rol

Print - 45 x 32 x 1 cm

$199

Underpass, Poppins

Underpass

Poppins

Print - 80 x 120 x 3 cm

$4,084

Skate 1, Yen'P

Skate 1

Yen'P

Sculpture - 75 x 48 x 5.5 cm

$2,539

The Wonderful Repeating Pattern in Art, Miss Bugs

The Wonderful Repeating Pattern in Art

Miss Bugs

Painting - 78.7 x 78.7 x 2.5 cm

$5,000

Legoldo, Frédéric Avella

Legoldo

Frédéric Avella

Sculpture - 60 x 40 x 20 cm

$4,139

Boite aux lettres Comics, Dok

Boite aux lettres Comics

Dok

Sculpture - 135 x 55 x 45 cm

$4,967

Free-range Superheroes, Nikoleta Nosovska

Free-range Superheroes

Nikoleta Nosovska

Print - 100 x 70 cm

$105

Roboclusion Superman, Vincent Sabatier

Roboclusion Superman

Vincent Sabatier

Sculpture - 25 x 16 x 5 cm

$1,435

Comics Street, Sara Chelou

Comics Street

Sara Chelou

Painting - 96 x 146 x 3 cm

$1,545

Batman (super hero series), Seen

Batman (super hero series)

Seen

Painting - 107 x 107 cm

$7,726

#Marge, Dominik Rutz

#Marge

Dominik Rutz

Painting - 60 x 80 x 4 cm

$1,421

Untitled 61, Lucio Forte

Untitled 61

Lucio Forte

Painting - 22 x 30 x 0.1 cm

$132

Good question, Atsuko Ishii

Good question

Atsuko Ishii

Print - 50 x 60 cm

$221

Hex Iron, Priscilla Vettese

Hex Iron

Priscilla Vettese

Painting - 50 x 61 x 3 cm

$938

Get out!, Popik

Get out!

Popik

Sculpture - 26 x 17 x 16 cm

$717

Super héros pop codebarre, Elmago

Super héros pop codebarre

Elmago

Painting - 40 x 40 x 5 cm

$1,214

Madame Wonder, Stéphane Gubert

Madame Wonder

Stéphane Gubert

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm

$5,519

Monsieur Super, Stéphane Gubert

Monsieur Super

Stéphane Gubert

Painting - 110 x 110 x 2 cm

$5,519

Superheroes secret day two, Simone De Rosa

Superheroes secret day two

Simone De Rosa

Painting - 70 x 50 x 1.5 cm

$541

Roboclusion Astro Boy, Vincent Sabatier

Roboclusion Astro Boy

Vincent Sabatier

Sculpture - 25 x 16 x 5 cm

$1,435

La furia di Hulk rosso!, Popik

La furia di Hulk rosso!

Popik

Sculpture - 32 x 17 x 17 cm

$773

Fucking condensed soup!!!, Popik

Fucking condensed soup!!!

Popik

Sculpture - 32 x 17 x 17 cm

$662

Wonder Woman #1 1984, Dillon Boy

Wonder Woman #1 1984

Dillon Boy

Painting - 122 x 91 x 0.2 cm

$5,408

Angry Hulk, Estelle Barbet

Angry Hulk

Estelle Barbet

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm

$717

Goldorak ce duo, Estelle Barbet

Goldorak ce duo

Estelle Barbet

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm

$717

The dark side of the good, Estelle Barbet

The dark side of the good

Estelle Barbet

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm

$717

Seductive Catwoman, Estelle Barbet

Seductive Catwoman

Estelle Barbet

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm

$717

Licking Catwoman, Estelle Barbet

Licking Catwoman

Estelle Barbet

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm

$717

Spiderman, Art Vladi

Spiderman

Art Vladi

Sculpture - 80 x 30 x 15 cm

$4,824

Invincible superman, Estelle Barbet

Invincible superman

Estelle Barbet

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm

$717

Love is Art, Gardani Art

Love is Art

Gardani Art

Painting - 99.1 x 139.7 x 3.8 cm

$10,000

L’amour fané, Etienne Boissier

L’amour fané

Etienne Boissier

Painting - 55 x 46 x 5 cm

$850

B79596291B, Wo$h

B79596291B

Wo$h

Painting - 50 x 50 x 4 cm

$1,656

Iron man, Angela Gomes

Iron man

Angela Gomes

Sculpture - 40 x 20 x 25 cm

$16,004

Shit, no battery, Daru

Shit, no battery

Daru

Painting - 20 x 33 x 0.3 cm

$552

Girl power!, Amandine André

Girl power!

Amandine André

Photography - 11.5 x 16.5 x 1 cm

$83

Spiderkid, Richard Alves

Spiderkid

Richard Alves

Painting - 75 x 75 x 1 cm

$1,766

My hero, Richard Alves

My hero

Richard Alves

Painting - 75 x 75 x 1 cm

$1,766

Lovely Captain, Richard Alves

Lovely Captain

Richard Alves

Painting - 75 x 75 x 1 cm

$1,766

Génération Pif Gadget, Alain Louiset

Génération Pif Gadget

Alain Louiset

Sculpture - 123 x 60 x 7 cm

$2,980

Bruce Banner – Hulk, Alain Louiset

Bruce Banner – Hulk

Alain Louiset

Sculpture - 106 x 60 x 7 cm

$2,980

Mailbox Captain America, Harissart

Mailbox Captain America

Harissart

Sculpture - 131.3 x 35 x 23.2 cm

$3,090

Superman leaves Earth for good, Kobalt

Superman leaves Earth for good

Kobalt

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm

$530

The Penguin Driving a Car, Max Pedreira

The Penguin Driving a Car

Max Pedreira

Painting - 100 x 40 x 3 cm

$3,863

Style break #the Panther, Dominik Rutz

Style break #the Panther

Dominik Rutz

Painting - 100 x 70 x 4 cm

$9,661

Marilyn Nvr Give Up, Gardani Art

Marilyn Nvr Give Up

Gardani Art

Painting - 101.6 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm

$6,500

Rio Streetfigheter, Art Vladi

Rio Streetfigheter

Art Vladi

Painting - 97 x 78 x 5 cm

$13,965

Ninja, Art Vladi

Ninja

Art Vladi

Painting - 110 x 60 x 3 cm

$12,061

That's Not My Name #15, Amy Nelder

That's Not My Name #15

Amy Nelder

Painting - 121.9 x 91.4 cm

$7,900

The Penguin, Max Pedreira

The Penguin

Max Pedreira

Painting - 100 x 80 x 3 cm

$5,519

Spiderman - aquarelle édition, Andrea Boriani

Spiderman - aquarelle édition

Andrea Boriani

Print - 42 x 29 x 0.1 cm

$430

Superman, Nami Oz

Superman

Nami Oz

Painting - 80 x 100 x 6 cm

$10,500

Spider-Man, Max Pedreira

Spider-Man

Max Pedreira

Painting - 80 x 60 x 3 cm

$6,069

Spiderman, Seen

Spiderman

Seen

Painting - 105 x 105 x 3 cm

$13,245

De la série ”A travers…20", Erró

De la série ”A travers…20"

Erró

Print - 31 x 23 cm

$276

Superheroes

Hulk, Thor, Superman, Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man or Wolverine: are these the new stars of contemporary art? We've been asking ourselves this question for years, thanks to their huge presence, both on the big screen and painters' canvases!

Superheroes are hardly a new trend, but they've recently seen a surge in popularity as a result of the impressive cinematic blockbusters created by Marvel and DC Studios.

Although there are similar figures throughout the history of art, like the demigod Hercules of antiquity, the epic comic book superheroes that we know today were born between the Wall St. Crash in 1929 and the Second World War. They allowed Americans to escape their daily lives, with extraordinary characters, full of courage and hope.

During the war, Captain America fiercely fought Nazism. Batman; the Gotham City mob… From the moment it entered the war, the American army supplied plenty of comics to soldiers, which often accompanied them abroad.

Having become popular icons; superheroes very quickly became part of contemporary art, particularly under the influence of Pop Art. Andy Warhol, the precursor of the artistic movement, proposed his own version of Superman in a 1960 silkscreen print inspired by comic books. This marked the beginning of a lasting tradition.

Australian photographer Anthony Lister also utilises pop culture, including supermarket labels, adverts and above all, images of superheroes. He has taken  photos of himself in a Robin costume to create a unique destructured silkscreen print and creates paintings of heroes, with a mixture of several characters.

Other artists even use their heroes in grittier ways to convey engaging messages. For example, Raymond Pettibon's works are accompanied with sharp and scathing phrases. Gilles Barbier's 'L'Hospice' (Hospice) of superheroes pokes fun at and ridicules our childhood heroes.

Street art has also taken the reins, and there are plenty of graffiti and other street artists who take on these figures and their superpowers in order to show their weaknesses or enlighten the public about contemporary social issues.

Female superheroes are also becoming increasingly emancipated and prominent in art. Having often been left in the background in a world dominated by masculine figures, they no longer need to be saved and are even stronger than their male colleagues, particularly those by Rose Agathe Steiner or Cosmicg.

For his part, Dong Oan creates posters of superhero wrestling matches, with the Hulk and Spider-man amongst others, as fighters ready to face one another - sure to be a spectacle!

Artsper has decided to pay homage to superheroes, these mythical and legendary figures of humanity,  through an unusual approach; that of contemporary art. This selection explores how painters, photographers or sculptors engage with comic book aesthetics to illustrate our postmodern condition. Whether united, mocked or being used for powerful messages, superheroes allow artists to create lively works of art, often hiding a second critical perspective. Find all your favourite superheroes in this selection.

Since the rise of pop art, the superhero aesthetic has occupied a prominent position within popular culture. With Artsper's selection remember that in many ways, we can all be superheroes!

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