This is the formal announcement of the exhibition Heroes and Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross. Curated by yours truly, the exhibition will include over 100 artworks by Alex Ross, in addition to works by Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell, and others. Heroes and Villains celebrates the strong influences of Rockwell, Warhol, Andrew Loomis, JC Leyendecker, and Ross’ mother Lynette (a successful commercial illustrator in her own right), and outlines Ross’ career of redefining comic books and graphic novels to a new generation through paintings, sketches, and sculptures of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and other comic book superheroes. This exhibition, which comprises 5,500 square feet of gallery space, will be the first museum exhibition of Ross’ work. Ross has graciously offered to prepare an original artwork for The Warhol to promote this premier, which will be available to the public in poster form exclusively at The Warhol Store. Alex Ross will be present at the opening of Heroes and Villains on October 1, and will be on hand for a pre-opening autograph signing.