Andy Hope 1930 (born Andreas Hofer in 1963, Munich, Germany) is a German contemporary artist working in a range of media, well known for his juxtaposition of art historical references and imagery from pop culture, or comic and science fiction illustration. He finds inspiration in the works of past artists, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Klee, and Kasimir Malevich, among others. The artist frequently looks to found media for inspiration, whether it… Read more
About the artwork
Based on the DC Comics series Justice League of America, Hope's JLA curates together a cluster reminiscent of past covers featuring characters like Superman and Wonder Woman. Prompted by low sales of the various Justice League books, DC released a new series in 1997 written by Grant Morrison titled JLA that focused on the league as representative of an allegorical pantheon of gods, each with their different powers and personalities. Instead of featuring the popularly upheld united front, Hope exposes a disordered array; pulling, falling, spinning, and whooshing-off each in their own direction leaving the forlorn idea of the united front far behind.