See Superhero Characters by Graffiti Star SEEN!

Opera Gallery Dubai's exhibition draws comic-book fans to DIFC
ByLauren SteadmanSaturday , 06 December 2014
Showing until Dec 11
Showing until Dec 11
Dubai events, Dubai weekend hangouts, Art in dubai, Local News
Dubai events, Dubai weekend hangouts, Art in dubai, Local News

Dubbed the ‘godfather of graffiti’, street artist SEEN (Richie Mirando to his mum) has recreated some classic characters from the world of comics – and now they’re on show in Dubai! The spray-paint maestro made his name in the ghettos of Seventies New York, spearheading the creative movement that took aerosol art from inner cities to some of the globe’s most prestigious galleries.

Now he’s recreated some of the best-loved figures from the Marvel and DC Comics stables – if you call in to DIFC’s Opera Gallery en route to dinner or drinks, you’ll spot Captain America, Batman and an assortment of Avengers within the vividly colourful works on display.

The upmarket space has teamed up with arty publisher Taschen, which will showcase its latest DC Comics Collectors coffee table book – if you’re stuck for pressie ideas, it could be the perfect gift for the geek in your life.

INFO: 10am-10pm Sun-Wed, 10am-12midnight Thu, 11am-9pm Fri-Sat; Opera Gallery Dubai, Building 3, Gate Village, DIFC, 04 323 0909, www.operagallery.com

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