Ironic Icons: The Art of Valentin Popov

Ironic Icons: The Art of Valentin Popov

"St. Superman" by Valentin Popov

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Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. Continues through March 19 2017
$6/$7; Free Fridays

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Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA  90803
562-439-2119
Superman may not seem like a totally ironic icon in this day and age of blockbuster films and commercial merchandising, but when framed in traditional gold embossed frames for saintly Christian adoration, it gives icon a whole different meaning. Long Beach Museum of Art's latest show, 'Ironic Icons: The Art of Valentin Popov,' brings forth the Ukranian-born artist's memory of traditional religious iconography with the idolatry of comic book superheroes like Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman. Painted in realistic detail and engraved with sterling silver and 24 karat gold covers, Popov's work examines the saintly power within each figure. Over 60 works will be presented in Popov's stateside art debut.
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