Mark Newport, 40, knits costumes for the likes of Batman and Spiderman, mixing the womanly art of sewing with the manly world of superheroes, and making fun of gender stereotypes in the process. The fiber artist's life-size costumes and embroidered comic book covers are on display in a solo exhibition at Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe; he'll have his first show in New York City this fall. The ASU art professor does his knitting in a 1970s ranch house in Mesa, where he lives with his wife... More >>>
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