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Every great hero has a great villain, a nemesis that completes their existence. It’s a theme explored in films like Unbreakable and The Dark Knight, and later this weekend will be the centerpiece at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

Their latest show is called Arch Nemesis, and is comprised of works depicting that topic. Some of the work is just of the bad guys, others show both sides, but each takes into account that core idea: “Without evil there can be no good, so it must be good to be evil sometimes.”

The show opens May 24 and remains on display through June 15. Check out a selection of work below, including the exclusive reveal of the variant editions of Laurent Durieux’s Peter and Wendy poster.

Arch Enemies opens from 6-10 p.m. May 24 at 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D in Los Angeles. It’ll remain on display through June 15 on Wednesday through Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Online sales (on May 25) and more information can be found at www.herocomplexgallery.com.

First up. Here are the exclusive variant editions of Laurent Durieux’s Wendy and Peter. (See the original here). There’s a glow in the dark variant and two wood editions, one that looks like the regular and another the variant. Then, just for fun, there’s a work in progress sketch.

“Peter Pan (Wendy and Peter)” 1st Edition – edition of 320, $65, 21″ x 36″
“Peter Pan (Wendy and Peter)” Variant Edition w/ 3 GID layers – edition of 75, $75, 21″ x 36″
“Peter Pan (Wendy and Peter)” Maple Wood Variant with 1st Edition colors – edition of 4, $250, 21″ x 36″
“Peter Pan (Wendy and Peter)” Maple Wood Variant with Variant Edition colors w/ 3 GID layers - edition of 4, $250, 21″ x 36″

And here’s a selection of other work. Mouse over each for the artist name.

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