Vintage Photographs Become Sci-Fi and Super Heroes

LA-based artist Alex Gross came across a collection of cabinet cards from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With them, he did what any of us would do…

He turned them into mixed-media super heroes.


Design Boom reports, “the vintage photographs have been altered by means of mixed media to portray the figure depicted the image as an imagined or contemporary comic book super hero. the photographs, originally a commercial printed portrait standard forms gross’ collection. the cabinet cards will be on display along with nineteen new mixed media pieces in gross’ solo exhibition ‘product placement’ at jonathan levine gallery in new york city beginning february 25th, 2012.”

Alex Gross: Reconfigured Cabinet Cards