Holy cool artwork, Batman!

Posted at 12:55 PM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 15:04:13-05

When we see criminals’ faces, they’re most likely on a mugshot in the news or on display in a post office lobby.

But now, you can see criminals’ faces on canvas -– thanks to a well-known TV star.

Idaho resident Adam West played “Batman” in the iconic ’60s ABC-TV series. Now pretty much retired, West spends his leisure time creating artwork.

The Gilman Contemporary art gallery in Ketchum is presenting “Criminals on Canvas” -- and other works by West -- Tuesday, December 20, through Thursday, December 22.

West is scheduled to appear at the opening night event on Wednesday, December 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition will feature West’s original paintings for sale, along with newly-created prints of the villains and characters from the original “Batman” TV series.

West depicts actual characters from the series as well as characters from his imagination inspired by his intimate knowledge of “The Caped Crusader,” according to a news release.

"Batman was a colorful and wild ride. My paintings capture the humor, zaniness and depth of the Batman villains as well as the Freudian motivations of Batman as an all-too-human, vulnerable and funny vigilante superhero," he said.

West’s one-of-a-kind paintings have been featured in several renowned galleries across the country, including the David W. Streets Gallery in Beverly Hills and the M Modern Gallery in Palm Springs, California and New York City.