Local Hero is a limited edition art print on paper by artist Ole Ahlberg. Ole Ahlberg creates all his Certified Art Giclees™ together with his master printer Marcel Salome of Salome Art Venture. All of Ahlberg's art prints are signed and hand-numbered and embossed with Ole Ahlbergs' artist hallmark.
Danish painter Ole Ahlberg is known by most people for his often humorous paintings in which he places famous comic book characters like Batman or Tintin in a new artistic, often erotic context. In his symbolic paintings, lithos and giclee prints Ole Ahlberg juxtaposes objects and people from "the real world" with these comic book characters.
Ole Ahlberg's Limited Certified Edtions are made with the best inks and papers. Ahlberg is involved in the whole proces together with his master printer. All editions are controlled, numbered and signed by Ole Ahlberg. The limited editions are printed on 310 gsm. Hahnemuhle German Etching paper and have a lifetime quality guarantee.
Ole Ahlberg (1949) is a Danish painter with a fast growing international audience. Ole Ahlberg is known by most people for his artworks in which he places Hergé's famous comic book characters Tintin, Captain Haddock and others in a new artistic, often erotic context. These artworks by Ole Ahlberg starring Tintin are loved by many and sell for high prices at auction.
Ole Ahlberg's early paintings were formed by the maxim "a picture in a picture in a picture", like a set of Chinese boxes. Now he uses only one central picture surface and one central scene in which the action takes place. He has also replaced his earlier Vanitas symbols like peeled lemons, hourglasses and skulls with more contemporary themes.
You can say that Ole Ahlberg has abandoned his subtle illusionism in favor of a more "normal" painting style but without sacrificing the mystery and ambiguity in his art.