Photo, Print, Drawing [Superman and the heroes of September 11, 2001] / Alex Ross.
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- [Superman and the heroes of September 11, 2001] / Alex Ross.
- Comic book cover shows superman standing in the foreground with his dog, Krypto, looking up at a fire fighter, policeman, construction worker, pilot, and other heroes from the September 11th terrorist attacks. Exhibit caption: The renowned comic-book artist Alex Ross invokes the time-honored super-hero tradition by depicting Superman and his dog Krypto, admiring the heroes of September 11, 2001. His moving synthesis of the general and specific turns tradition on end by portraying the legendary icon as a small figure standing in awe before the larger-than-life figures of firemen, rescue workers, health care professionals, and other ordinary people who proved themselves superhuman in heroic deeds of sacrifice. Reversing the classic comic-book cover composition of The Big All-American Comic Book from 1944, Ross places his characters from everyday occupations in an elevated realm above the superhero and the viewer.
- Ross, Alex, 1970-, artist
Created / Published
- - September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
- - Superman--(Fictitious character)
- - New York (N.Y.).--Police Dept.--People--2000-2010
- - New York (N.Y.).--Fire Dept.--People--2000-2010
- - World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)--Disasters--2000-2010
- - Rescue workers--New York (State)--New York--2000-2010
- - Superheroes--2000-2010
- Comic book illustrations--2000-2010.
- Covers (Illustration)--2000-2010.
- Comic book illustrations--2000-2010
- Covers (Illustration)--2000-2010
- - Title from item.
- - Accompanying material consists of production digital file of comic book cover with lettering.
- - Published in: 9-11 : the world's finest comic book writers and artists tell stories to remember / edited by Paul Levitz. New York, NY : DC Comics, c2002, v. 2, cover.
- - Exhibited: Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress, 2002.
- - Exhibited: "Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages" at the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Graphic Arts Gallery, September 12, 2019 - March 21, 2020.
- - Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2002:089
- 1 drawing : watercolor over graphite underdrawing + 1 production digital file ; sheet 63.7 x 42.5 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2002:089 [item] (C size) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ppmsca 02028 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.02028
- ppbd 00102 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppbd.00102
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- LC-DIG-ppmsca-02028 (digital file from original) LC-DIG-ppbd-00102 (production file)
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- Call Number: Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2002:089 [item] (C size) [P&P]
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Chicago citation style:
Ross, Alex, Artist. Superman and the heroes of/ Alex Ross. New York, 2001. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2002716831/.
APA citation style:
Ross, A. (2001) Superman and the heroes of/ Alex Ross. New York, 2001. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2002716831/.
MLA citation style:
Ross, Alex, Artist. Superman and the heroes of/ Alex Ross. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2002716831/>.