Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Vader Project

Star Wars nerds rejoice! This is the show for you. The Warhol Museum currently has an exhibition featuring 100 works by contemporary international artists utilizing scale authentic prop replicas of the Darth Vader helmet used in the Star Wars films. This is similar to the Youngstown Penguin and Chicago Cow Parade projects in that each helmet was blank when given to the artists.

The show runs February 28-May 3.

From the website:
These iconic helmets of the notorious movie villain were created by some of the biggest names in today’s pop surrealist and underground art scene including Shag, Peter Kuper, Attaboy, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Dalek, Paul Frank, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Michelle Valigura, Frank Kozik, Wade Lageose, Joe Ledbetter, Alex Pardee, Suckadelic, Cameron Tiede, Michelle Valigura, Sunich, Mister Cartoon, Marc Ecko, Amanda Visell, and many more. The Vader Project was curated by Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys, one of the largest designer vinyl and art-toy distributors in the world.

In addition to The Warhol’s grouping of these iconic helmets, approximately 15 works will be on view at The Carnegie Science Center during the duration of the exhibition.

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