Official Press Release
It has just been announced that the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan will be displaying two rare works by “Marvel Zombie” cover artist Arthur Suydam, during the entire month of July, at an exhibit open to the general public.
Suydam’s renowned Batman oil painting, “Moon Walk” first wowed folks at the Heroes Charlotte convention a year ago, and went on to be featured on numerous magazine covers including “Alter Ego.” This brooding and poignant piece directly led to the recent commission by Clampett Studios and DC Comics of another iconic Batman oil entitled “Domain of the Bat.”
While “Moon Walk” represents Arthur’s much lauded and enthusiastically accepted avenue into oil painting-bringing his fine art style to superhero subjects–the second piece in the exhibit represents Suydam’s unique versatility with gauche and multi-media. “Alien War,” first commissioned as a cover for Dark Horse, and most recently presented in the “Arthur Suydam: Aliens” poster book from Image Comics and Eva Ink, depicts two alien factions facing off on a stark plain set against a brilliant and churning sky.
This will indeed be a singular opportunity for fans of the Suydam style to see these pieces up close as they are both on loan from private collectors for a limited time and for this show alone.
The august Society of Illustrators has a long history of celebrating the artist, with a members roster that has included the likes of Norman Rockwell, Frank Frazetta, N. C. Wyeth, Montgomery Flagg, Maxfield Parish, and Frederic Remington, just to name a few.
The “17th Members Open” at the Society, showcasing the varied talents of the Society’s membership, runs from June 28-July 29th . Visit http://www.societyillustrators.org for details, or call 212-838-2560.
For information on Arthur Suydam and to see more of his work, check out: www.evainkpublishing.com
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