Artist finds abandoned comics, makes statue, mistakenly destroys Avengers #1

Stoneface Sculpture – Andrew Vickers will display a piece of his latest work, ‘The Paper Boy’, inspired by the artist’s fascination with the mystical and made from a rare collection of recycled comic books. His work embarks on a change from his usual media of natural stone, using metals and reclaimed stuffs, but revisits the familiar female form in the unveiling of a new sculpture ‘Earth’, and a reworking of ‘Naked’, a stone sculpture war memorial re-displayed on canvas in digital print form, alongside a number of more recognisable superhero facades, timelessly captured in stone. - See more at: http://nerdapproved.com/misc-weirdness/20000-worth-of-comics-turned-into-a-paper-mache-sculpture/#sthash.O4fR1ype.dpuf

You can hear the deafening geek-groans of agony all the way across the Atlantic after British artist Andrew Vickers mistakenly used some dumpster-dived comics and tore them to shreds to make a chicken-wire, papier-mache sculpture in Sheffield, England.  Steve Eyre of the local World of Superheroes shop alerted Vickers of the tragic error.

Among the rummaged, ransacked comic books lost to eternity were copies of Avengers #1 and early X-Men, prized by collectors and worth a mountain of clams, somewhere north of $20,000. 

Here’s the catalog listing from the exhibit, "Heroes: Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary," opening this week at the S1 Artspace in Sheffield:

Stoneface Sculpture – Andrew Vickers will display a piece of his latest work, ‘The Paper Boy’, inspired by the artist’s fascination with the mystical and made from a rare collection of recycled comic books. His work embarks on a change from his usual media of natural stone, using metals and reclaimed stuffs, but revisits the familiar female form in the unveiling of a new sculpture ‘Earth’, and a reworking of ‘Naked’, a stone sculpture war memorial re-displayed on canvas in digital print form, alongside a number of more recognisable superhero facades, timelessly captured in stone.

Take a look and try to keep the sobbing down...

Here’s the official description of the piece from the Heroes: Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary exhibition at the s1 Artspace in Sheffield.

Stoneface Sculpture – Andrew Vickers will display a piece of his latest work, ‘The Paper Boy’, inspired by the artist’s fascination with the mystical and made from a rare collection of recycled comic books. His work embarks on a change from his usual media of natural stone, using metals and reclaimed stuffs, but revisits the familiar female form in the unveiling of a new sculpture ‘Earth’, and a reworking of ‘Naked’, a stone sculpture war memorial re-displayed on canvas in digital print form, alongside a number of more recognisable superhero facades, timelessly captured in stone.

- See more at: http://nerdapproved.com/misc-weirdness/20000-worth-of-comics-turned-into-a-paper-mache-sculpture/#sthash.O4fR1ype.dpuf

Here’s the official description of the piece from the Heroes: Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary exhibition at the s1 Artspace in Sheffield.

Stoneface Sculpture – Andrew Vickers will display a piece of his latest work, ‘The Paper Boy’, inspired by the artist’s fascination with the mystical and made from a rare collection of recycled comic books. His work embarks on a change from his usual media of natural stone, using metals and reclaimed stuffs, but revisits the familiar female form in the unveiling of a new sculpture ‘Earth’, and a reworking of ‘Naked’, a stone sculpture war memorial re-displayed on canvas in digital print form, alongside a number of more recognisable superhero facades, timelessly captured in stone.

- See more at: http://nerdapproved.com/misc-weirdness/20000-worth-of-comics-turned-into-a-paper-mache-sculpture/#sthash.O4fR1ype.dpuf

Here’s the official description of the piece from the Heroes: Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary exhibition at the s1 Artspace in Sheffield.

Stoneface Sculpture – Andrew Vickers will display a piece of his latest work, ‘The Paper Boy’, inspired by the artist’s fascination with the mystical and made from a rare collection of recycled comic books. His work embarks on a change from his usual media of natural stone, using metals and reclaimed stuffs, but revisits the familiar female form in the unveiling of a new sculpture ‘Earth’, and a reworking of ‘Naked’, a stone sculpture war memorial re-displayed on canvas in digital print form, alongside a number of more recognisable superhero facades, timelessly captured in stone.

- See more at: http://nerdapproved.com/misc-weirdness/20000-worth-of-comics-turned-into-a-paper-mache-sculpture/#sthash.O4fR1ype.dpuf

(Via Nerd Approved)

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