Alex Ross is acclaimed as one of the leading illustrators in comic art today. His realistic, human depictions of classic comic book characters for Marvel has cemented his position in the pantheon of comic book and contemporary pop culture illustrators. This edition is the second in a dramatic new series of up-close portraits of the most iconic Marvel heroes as portrayed by Alex Ross. Spider-Man made his first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 in August of 1962. Marvel has featured Spider-Man in several comic book series, the first and longest-lasting of which is The Amazing Spider-Man. He was created by writer and editor Stan Lee and designed by artists Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby. This artwork was created in a limited edition as a gicleÃ© print with archival inks on premium canvas and paper. Each piece of the edition has been numbered and is signed by Alex Ross.
Image Size: 17" x 21"
Framed Size: 18" x 22"
Edition Size: 100
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Sometimes described as "digital lithographs", giclees are created using extremely sophisticated computer equipment to create a reproduction virtually indistinguishable from the original.
Most giclees start with an original painting or illustration in oil, watercolour, or charcoal. The original work is scanned and colour corrected under the supervision of the artist before being printed with a extremely high resolution giclee printer. From the French term for "spray of ink", giclee printers lay down millions of microscopic ink droplets with such precision that the images, colours, and subtle nuances of the original piece are reproduced with breathtaking accuracy and beauty.
Giclees are created on high quality acid-free rag paper or on canvas, and are generally done in limited editions of no more than 750 pieces. They are often signed by the artist.
Limited edition giclees are a beautiful addition to any home and any art collection.