When German Fine Artist Albrecht Behmel first developed his unique style of painting which he calls, “The Magic of the Swarms,” he had no idea how internationally impactful it would become, although he has already exhibited in several countries. Last Thursday evening, October 19th, his work was the focal point of a VIP Hollywood fundraiser at a private club on Sunset, known as the Hills Penthouse. The event, called “The Dark Side of Marvel-ous” raised money for Duerme Tranquilo, a non-profit organization supporting Mexico’s health care institutions and foundations. It was his first and only exhibit in Los Angeles.
Albrecht’s work features both popular and original superheroes, some inspired by friends or family, others representing some childhood favorites. The concept behind the newest series “The Dark Side of Marvel-ous” was the idea of his manager and the event producer, Donnalynn Patakos of Le Artis, an art advisory and management company. They decided to feature the villains of Marvel, rather than just the “good guys.” Currently, there are 12 pieces in the series, all of which were on exhibit and for sale as part of the fundraising event. The featured piece of the evening was the new Black Panther painting, created in honor of the upcoming Marvel film Produced by Nate Moore, slated for a February premiere... (more)