The Holy Batman

The Holy Batman

Oil on Canvas, 2012
Dimensions (without frame): 85 inches x 145 inches (315cm x 190cm)

This piece depicts nearly 75 different Batman figurines, primarily from the 80's and 90's. The painting also includes iconography that influenced the creation and aesthetic of the Batman universe (a tiny Zorro figure in the top left, the pipe and magnifying glass of Sherlock Holmes near the bottom left, a Mad Hatter, a da Vinci ornithopter flying in the landscape in the background). The Twin Towers are depicted in the New York Gotham City skyline (my childhood Gotham included the Twin Towers). The frame is covered in over 360 Batman figures that were created using silicone moulds. The original toy of the central figure is encased in a shadowbox attached to the top of the frame.

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The Holy Batman studio

Studio image

The Holy Batman - Joker

Detail

The Holy Batman - Joker

Detail

The Holy Batman - Joker

Detail

The Holy Batman - Joker

Detail

The Holy Batman - Joker

Detail

The Holy Batman - Frame

Corner frame detail

The Holy Batman - Toy

Top frame detail with attached toy