Art For Sandy Relief
Earlier this week I spoke with Rich Ginter and Jim Viscardi about Art for Sandy Relief, an effort to raise money for the Steven Siller Tunnels to Towers Hurricane Relief effort. Rich and Jim, as well as a whole lot of generous artists and fans, have been busy since Sunday, and they’ve kicked off a whole bunch of new art auctions. Here’s a rundown of what you can bid on; you can also browse them on eBay if you’d like:
- Groundworks, the Marvel Art of Mark Brooks artbook with custom head sketch by Brooks
- The Punisher #14 page 14 donated personally by Mico Suayan
- The Punisher #14 page 13 donated personally by Mico Suayan
- Spider-Man Sinister Six by Ryan Dunlavey
- X-Men: Origins Jean Grey #1 (pg. 22) by Mike Mayhew. The piece is 11×17 on archival Fabriano Artistico 140lb Watercolor Paper. Hand painted with brush and airbrush in watercolor. The auction also includes a signed copy of X-Men Origins: Jean Grey #1 in which the art appears.
Ah, the cruel end to Shakespeare’s seven ages of man, from Jacque’s “All the world’s a stage” monologue in As You Like It: “Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything”. The painter Jason Bard Yarmosky seems to have come to a similar conclusion about the links between the very old and the very young, populating his canvasses with a cast of the elderly (his main models being his own grandparents) dressed in the paraphernalia of childhood: cowboy-and-Indian gear, ballet tutus and superhero costumes. Consider it a little glimpse into the retirement homes of the future, populated by the cosplayers of today. More from Yarmosky’s “Elder Kinder” series below, as well as work by Sho Murase, James Hance and others.