Cover | Valentin Popov
St. Wonder Woman (oil painting on woodblock, 2012, covered by a 24-karat gold-plated, 18th-century Russian icon, called an oklad.) Ukrainian-born Valentin Popov, an Oakland resident whose work is featured in museum collections around the world, mixes the academic and the anarchistic. St. Wonder Woman is part of Popov’s ironic icon series, where he experiments with combining images of the superhero in American society (like Batman) with traditional religious iconic art from Christianity. His work can be seen at Modernism gallery, 685 Market St., Ste. 290, San Francisco. For info: (415) 541-0461, modernisminc.com, or popov.com. For an essay by Popov about his artwork using icons, click here.
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