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Gabinete de dibujos - Galería Pepe Cobo

Written by Arion on Wednesday, March 12 2014 and posted in Blog
Gabinete de dibujos - Galería Pepe Cobo
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Years ago, Marvel Comics announced that they had bought the publication rights of Marvelman, perhaps the most iconic superhero of the United Kingdom. 

Although the value of the character wasn’t circumscribed to his historical roots, but rather to Alan Moore’s brilliant reinterpretation of the classic superhero. 

In the past 5 years many lost faith and wondered if we would actually get to see the reprinting of Moore’s run, and from 2008 to 2013 nothing happened, until finally Miracleman # 1 appeared in the solicitations of January 2014. 

Although I own the first 5 issues published by Eclipse Comics in the 80s, I must say I was thrilled to find out that they would restoring the original art and also adding extras (such as Garry Leach’s sketches, Warrior covers, etc.). 

In fact, Marvel has included stories that were never printed by Eclipse (e.g. Yesterday’s Gambit in Miracleman # 1, written by Moore and with art by Steve Dillon and Alan Davis).
Gabinete de dibujos - Galería Pepe Cobo

I must also say that I’m surprised at the high quality level of Marvel’s edition. The recoloring is impeccable and allows us to distinguish details that were lost in the original Eclipse version. Since I’ve already reviewed the first issues of Miracleman, I thought it would be interesting for you to compare the old versus the new pages.
Gabinete de dibujos - Galería Pepe Cobo

So I forthwith present you with 4 Miracleman pages which appeared on the first issue. Click HERE to see it.
Gabinete de dibujos - Galería Pepe Cobo

And in case someone wants to read a fascinating article about coloring techniques in the 80s and computer coloring in the present, please click HERE.
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Luego de algunos meses de reposo la Galería Pepe Cobo contraataca y tomo por asalto la escena de arte limeña. En esta ocasión “Gabinete de dibujos” reúne obras de Borofsky, Fernando Bryce, Condo, Dokoupil, Espaliú, Förg, Freymann, Giacometti, Jacoby, Mangold, Mullican, Muñoz, Picabia, Polke, Schuyff, Thek, Trockel, Villar Rojas y Andy Warhol. Rara vez en Lima se puede apreciar una colectiva con artistas de semejante magnitud.
Gabinete de dibujos - Galería Pepe Cobo

Yo, particularmente, quedé fascinado por los 4 dibujos de Andy Warhol, dos en formato pequeño a un costo de 10,500 dólares cada uno, y dos en formato grande a 40,000 dólares cada uno. Sin duda, los mejores son estos últimos que, por cierto, pertenecen a la serie Male Nudes, es decir, desnudos masculinos, y que en este caso reproducen la desnudez de un modelo masculino desde el cuello hacia la zona pélvica y en el otro cuadro desde el torso hacia las piernas (abarcando, desde luego, las nalgas y el ano). Los desnudos de Warhol son, sin duda, una fascinante mirada hacia el arte homoerótico incipiente del siglo pasado, y merecen ser vistos con toda nuestra atención. Yo, al menos, confronté estos cuadros al menos por media hora. Son realmente una maravilla.

En la misma noche se inauguró “Inversiones” de Sergio Fernández, en la Galería Lucía de la Puente. Allí me encontré con Mariella Agois (quien luego me acompañó hasta Pepe Cobo), Dare Dovidjenko y mis grandes amigos Hugo Salazar y Tomás Prochazka; también conversé con Rebeca Vaisman y Hugo Alegre. 

Por supuesto, también aproveché para darme una vuelta por la Galería Wu Ediciones y quedé encantado con la muestra “Laguna” de Ignacio Álvaro. Allí me encontré con Daniel Paz Parodi y varios amigos más. Sin duda, esta fue una noche magnífica, llena de diversión y que, ojalá, se repita próximamente.

Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2014/03/gabinete-de-dibujos-galeria-pepe-cobo.html


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