This year Batman celebrates 80 years as a perennial comic favorite, pop culture icon, and superhero loved around the world. Commemorations of his legacy and contributions continue with the new art exhibit, Illustrating Batman: Eighty Years of Comics and Pop Culture. Featuring original art from over 50 talented artists who worked on Batman, the exhibit is presented by the Society of Illustrators in New York City.
Artists whose work will be displayed includes Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Brian Bolland, Paul Pope, Mike Mignola, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang, Lew Sayre Schwartz, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Sheldon Moldoff, Jim Aparo, and several others. The show will also feature essays and scholarly criticism about the art and artists who aided in the creation of this character and his enduring legacy as one of the most popular comic characters of all time.
The exhibit is curated by Rob Pistella (curator, The Art of Spider-Man) and John Lind (curator, Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration) and is open now through October 12, 2019. The Society of Illustrators at The Museum of Illustration is located at 128 East 63rd Street in New York City. More information on the exhibit and the museum can be found at societyofillustrators.org.