In February 2017, the exhibit "Wilson McCoys Fantomen" opened at the Borås Konstmuseum in Borås, Sweden. It is the world´s first large-scale exhibition at a big art museum dedicated to Wilson McCoy, who drew the Phantom from 1942 until 1961. Two large galleries and a 15 meters corridore at the museum pay tribute to Wilson's life and unmistakable style of drawing and shows its similarities in estethical strategies with upcoming pop art.
The exhibit features original comic artwork and beautiful enlargements of the strip highlighting McCoy's artistry and attention to detail. The exhibit includes many never-before-seen personal photos of Wilson McCoy and his family, who often modelled for Wilson's drawings. His wife Dorothy also did the lettering for the comic strips, and their travels are featured in a display.
The exhibit also examines Wilson McCoy's influence on well-known and respected Swedish Artists such as Jan Håfström and Jan Stenmark . There's even a Skull Cave with Phantom comic books for the kids!
The exhibit was created and developed by Swedish culture journalist, filmer and artist Martin Thomas Dahlström, which he expanded out of his previous Wilson McCoy exhibition. The Wilson McCoy's Fantomen exhibit will be on display until May 21, 2017.