FIRST LOOK: Alex Ross, Mike Kungl and the fine art of ‘Iron Man’ [Updated]

April 11, 2010 | 3:01 a.m.

“IRON MAN 2″ COUNTDOWN: 27 DAYS

Tony Stark breaks all the rules (even the one that says superheroes must keep a secret identity) and he always seems to comes out on top –  that’s why we love him. But now comes “Iron Man 2,” a film about secret dangers, the sins of the father and the nasty price of modern celebrity. The movie lands on May 7 in the U.S., and every day until then, we’ll have behind-the-scenes scoops on the summer’s most anticipated film and all-things-Iron-Man.

Alex Ross Visions Iron Man

Iron Man 2” is more than a movie, it’s a focal point for pop culture … and pop commerce.

Today, we bring you an exclusive first look at some new fine-art prints that are about to be sold by Every Picture Tells a Story, the Santa Monica gallery that has a deal in place with Marvel to both reproduce classic covers as high-end wall art and to have new pieces created by both the stars of the comics field and mainstream illustrators who would bring a new wrinkle to the familiar heroics.

Above you see a print that is now available for pre-order from the gallery — it’s a high-energy portrait of Iron Man by Alex Ross, who will be doing a series within the gallery’s Marvel Artworks brand called Alex Ross Visions. The one you see above is offered, autographed by Ross, in two formats: 21-by-17 inches/giclee on canvas for $825 or 18-by-24 inches/giclee on paper for $400.

Below are two pieces by Mike Kungl, whose Art Deco style has been brought to bear on Disney and “Star Wars” imagery in the past and, this time, brings a retro-mechanical vibe to Tony Stark’s alter-ego and Black Widow. These are sold individually and autographed as 24″x19″/giclee on canvas for $475 of 18-by-24 inches for $350.

Mike Kungl Iron Man
Mike Kungl Blakc Widow

Fun stuff, great eye candy. Thanks for stopping by, check back as the countdown continues.

– Geoff Boucher

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Artwork: Marvel/Every Picture Tells a Story

[For the record: In an earlier version of this post, Mike Kungl’s last name was misspelled as Kingl in the headline.]

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5 Responses to FIRST LOOK: Alex Ross, Mike Kungl and the fine art of ‘Iron Man’ [Updated]

  1. jc says:

    Wow, these are gorgeous! If I could afford it, I would totally buy a print.

  2. I swear to God "giclee" is geek for "I have too much money."

  3. Kayleen McIntosh says:

    great art!

  4. Wesley P. says:

    Cool to see Kungl painting these characters. His art is AMAZING!!

  5. Jon says:

    Can't wait for the movie!

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