Superman As A Delivery Man

There was plenty of economically-priced work to covet at this year’s Affordable Art Fair in New York, but our favorite piece by far was the one above by Dulce Pinzon at the Alida Anderson Art Projects booth. It’s from the series “Superheroes,” in which ordinary laborers are pictured in extraordinary costumes. The photograph above is of one Noe Reyes, a delivery man who (acccording to the caption) sends roughly $500 a month back to his native Mexico. Other works from the series capture a nanny and a Times Square gigolo, but this shot encapsulates the tragicomic spirit of the project. And if you’re wondering what the definition of “affordable” is in this case: Reyes’s family would have to spend three weeks worth of his Western Union transfers for a framed copy of the print.