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Munich, Germany) is a German contemporary artist working in a range of media, well known for his juxtaposition of art historical references and imagery from pop culture, or comic and science fiction illustration.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
Wonder Woman's feminist history is little hidden. Historian Jill Lepore suggests her story "borrows from feminist utopian fiction of the 1910s". The superhero was said to have been created out of clay by her mother; born into a matriarchal Amazonian society where women's life expectancy was eternal in a conflict-less paradise. Since, her backstory has suffered numerous changes, including her demotion to mortal demigod status in 2011. Here, Hope revives a superhero with both male and female features: a macho frame and an Ingrid Bergman do, commandingly situating her in a paradisiacal scape where she will live on forever.