Artist Alex Ross' original paintings, which appeared in the opening title sequence to Spider-Man 2, are being auctioned on on eBay.
When director Sam Raimi and producers Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad were working with title designer Kyle Cooper on the opening title sequence to Spider-Man 2, Ziskin came up with the idea of incorporating key images from the first film as a way to introduce the sequel. Arad, who is also Chairman and CEO of Marvel Studios, realized immediately that Ross, often called the Norman Rockwell of comic books, would be the ideal candidate for this unique artistic endeavor.
Ross' contribution to the Spider-Man 2 opening title sequence is another milestone in his remarkable career. His groundbreaking career spans award- winning graphic novels, eye-popping comic book covers, memorable magazine covers, sculptures, lithographs, posters and t-shirts.
Critics have since singled out Ross' work for praise. A.O. Scott of the New York Times wrote, "The opening credit sequence is a beautiful montage of comic-book drawings."
The artist's 15 opening title paintings are testimony to his dedication to his craft, his skillful interpretation of the comic book genre and further proof of his artistry.
These one of a kind works of art will be listed exclusively on eBay with all proceeds donated to charity.
The starting bid for the upside-down kiss painting is $9000.