“Forgotten Hollywood”- Holy Villainous Etchings, Batman!

Posted on December 19, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`The actor who portrayed Batman in the 1960s television program is selling paintings he has created of villains from the show at an art gallery in the central Idaho resort town of Ketchum, near where he now lives. The opening night of Criminals on Canvas will be this Wednesday at the Gilman Contemporary Art Gallery, and West is scheduled to attend.

“`Over the last 50 years, West has been busy with art. The actor is now ready to share the fruits of his labor. The gala also features new prints of various characters from the original Batman  series. Plus, the attendees will even have an opportunit to purchase some of the actor’s art that evening. Each piece is a part of a limited edition of 100 prints, and sells for $500.

“`Fans are definitely glad to hear West has not abandoned his Gotham City roots.  The actor’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne is part of the campy series that was a popular live-action adaptation of the DC Comics hero. West’s deadpan portrayal of the hero seared the Caped Crusader into the national consciousness as he battled Catwoman, Penguin, Joker, and Riddler. These days, Batman has become a household name. Warner Brothers continues to develop the franchise into films and an animated series.

“`West has kept a good number of his pieces out of circulation; but, the actor says his artwork is absurd, and even satirical. It remains to be seen if it will also be profitable for the artist.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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