Wednesday, May 12, 2010


The Vader Project

Launches the FINAL chapter of its four-year art odyssey

The iconic collection features

100 Darth Vader Helmets

Re-imagined by today’s most notable artists

Completing its epic world tour

The Vader Project returns to Los Angeles

In June for a special ten-day exhibition in Hollywood

As a preview to the upcoming

Freeman’s Auction in Philadelphia

The Los Angeles Preview Exhibition

Is FREE to the public

Opening reception

June 11 from 6-10pm

The show will also feature a

200-plus page, full-color
Limited edition catalog

That is being produced for the auction and is available for pre-order now

June 12 the space will present a catalog signing event

with over 20 participating artists in attendance

Beginning at 2pm

The Los Angeles Preview Exhibition will be open

June 12-20 daily from Noon to 6pm

In July, The Vader Project travels to

Freeman’s Auctioneers and Appraisers in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania for the FINAL opportunity

To view the helmets in person

Before they are sold at auction

“The result is astounding” said Simeon Lipman, Pop Culture Specialist at Freeman’s. “The sale will give members of the public the chance to purchase unique artworks made from these iconic symbols of the movie industry by a number of well known artists including Shag, Marc Ecko, Tim Biskup, Frank Kozik and many more.”

The Freeman’s Auction will take place

July 10, 2010

Freeman’s Auction House
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Preceded by a 5-day exhibition

July 5-9

Collectors and art connoisseurs worldwide

Will have the opportunity to bid online at Freeman’s website

Most bidding will begin at $1,500

For more information about how to participate in the auction

Please visit “How to Buy at Auction”

Curated and produced by Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys
The Vader Project features 100 of the best underground artists and designers working today

“From a simple idea in 2005 to a record-setting exhibition in 2009, it’s time for our child to venture forth into the world,” Kelemer and Marks said. “We are pleased to have partnered with Freeman’s to make these fine pieces of art available to the public for the first time.”For this unique project, each artist customized a 1:1 scale authentic prop replica of the actual Darth Vader helmet featured in the STAR WARS™ films

Notable artists involved with the project include: Shag, Peter Kuper, Jermaine Rogers, Gary Baseman, BXH, Tim Biskup, The Pizz, Dalek, Paul Frank, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Michelle Valigura, Frank Kozik, Plasticgod, Simone Legno - Tokidoki, Bill McMullen, Secret Base, Joe Ledbetter, Alex Pardee, Suckadelic, Cameron Tiede, Mister Cartoon, Marc Ecko, and Amanda Visell

Since its premiere in 2007, The Vader Project has toured the world
The collection launched in May 2007 at the Star Wars Celebration IV event in Los Angeles
And travelled internationally to Europe in July 2007 and Japan in July 2008
Most recently The Vader Project was on display from February 13 - May 3, 2009
At the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Freeman’s Los Angeles Auction Preview Exhibition
6812 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, California
Open Daily from Noon to 6pm

Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers
1808 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
T: 215.563.9275

This auction is not sponsored or endorsed by Lucasfilm Ltd., and has no relationship with Lucasfilm. Star Wars and all related intellectual property is © or ® 2010 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.
All rights reserved.

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