Big losses for Superman at Macau roulette wheel and other East meets West art / Boing Boing

Chinese pop artist Jacky Tsai presents his new show “The Lost Angels” at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. Tsai is best known for his unique processes and crossovers between Eastern and Western imagery in his art. “The Lost Angels” exhibits Tsai’s work in many mediums, including lenticular prints, acrylic canvas work, and lacquer carving, a 3,000-year-old technique that has been updated with the introduction of vibrantly painted superheroes.

The show’s largest piece, titled “Golden Fortune Tree,” features Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman fighting alongside traditional Chinese characters to protect a luminous, gold-leafed tree from encroaching industrialization. In another work, titled “One Night in Macau,” Superman is seen losing big at the roulette wheel, his trademark “S” now the British pound symbol.

Tsai’s work references Eastern…

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