An epic battle rages on Spring St. between Crosby and Broadway. The mighty Thor raises his hammer as the cosmic speedster Silver Surfer comes hurtling towards him.
The artwork of Manhattan native Ron Wiggins captures the super hero in a way that seems to have been forgotten in this age of super hero flicks and 3D animation. With influences like legendary artist John Buscema, Wiggins takes pride in the fact that he keeps it old school, and who can blame him? It’s not tough to find good artists hanging their stuff up on building facades around SoHo, but to find a guy who can do justice to the goddess-like curves of She Hulk is nearly impossible.
His favorite characters are (natch) Thor and the Silver Surfer as well as Wolverine, but for those who enjoy the cinematic side of science fiction, fear not, Wiggins is no one trick pony. Check out his rendering of the Boba Fett standing proudly before the frozen-in-carbonite Han Solo. He sells his works sell from $50 to $100, and for a portrait of Juggernaut that would make John Romita Sr. proud, it’s surely worth it. Tomorrow promises to be at least as nice as today, so roam around SoHo until you find Batman and Superman.
UPDATE: Now with pictures!