Four years ago, The Vader Project with 100 Darth Vader Helmets re-imagined by today's most notable artists started. This year, the tour will be ending it's final chapter after 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.
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.
The coming Los Angeles Preview Exhibition is free to the public with an opening reception on 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 at www.thevaderproject.com.
On June 12, the space will present a catalog signing event with over 20 participating artists in attendance beginning at 2pm on June 12. 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 Freeman's Auction will take place July 10, 2010 at Freeman's Auction House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania preceded by a 5-day exhibition there July 5-9. www.freemansauction.com
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.
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Once again here's a summary of the coming events:
Freeman's Los Angeles Auction Preview Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, June 11, 2010 6-10pm
Los Angeles Exhibition On View: June 12 - 20, 2010 Noon-6pm
6812 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, California
The Vader Project Catalog Signing - Los Angeles
Featuring 20 Participating Artists
Saturday, June 12, 2010 2pm
Freeman's Philadelphia Auction Showing
On View: July 5-9, 2010
Freeman's Philadelphia Auction
July 10, 2010
Freeman's Auction House