Iron Man (Original Art)


This original piece has already sold, but prints are available below. Additionally, I’ve set this listing to allow backorders. If a backorder is placed we will create a similar piece of the same size and composition, although no two collages are ever truly identical. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for us to acquire the comic materials and compose the new collage.

Original art in this collection is priced to afford the artist a $15/hour wage. Haggling encouraged.

An 8″ x 10″ original collage by Davi Barker depicting Iron Man from Marvel Comics. Made from The Invincible Iron Man #19 published in 1999.

As an artist it’s amazing the kinds of things that come to mind while working on a piece. While working on this piece, a lost memory resurfaced from second grade. Our class was instructed to write in a journal for 10 minutes at the start of every day, but I had a tendency to draw in the journal. On one occasion I was tracing an image of Iron Man from a comic book. The teacher reprimanded me, not only for drawing instead of writing, but also for drawing copyrighted material. She told me that I could go to jail for drawing copyrighted material, and tore the drawing from my journal. This isn’t true, of course, but as a child I believed her. She’d instilled in me a fear of drawing copyrighted characters for years, and shaped my thinking on copyright from then on. It’s amusing to me now that this began as a copyrighted image, and is built out of other deconstructed copyrighted images, but the final product is fair use because of the originality of the art itself.

Available on backorder

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