The Vader Project strikes back! The pop art exhibit returns to L.A. on Friday [updated]

June 07, 2010 | 11:52 p.m.

Darth Vader

Just like the Death Star, the Vader Project exhibit is destined to end up scattered across the universe — but, beginning Friday, there is one last chance for L.A. fans to see the entire collection of 100 Darth Vader helmets re-imagined by noted artists such as Shag, Peter Kuper, Jermaine Rogers, Gary Baseman , Amanda Visell and Marc Ecko.

Vader Project

The Vader Project made its world premiere here in 2007 and, after circling the globe, the quirky pop art exhibit returns for its last stand — a special 10-day exhibition at 6812 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood that serves as a preview for the July 10 auction in Philadelphia that will send the objects de Sith to the far corners of the collector galaxy. The 200-page catalog is now available for pre-order.

Admission to the L.A. preview is free. Doors will be open from noon to 6 p.m from Saturday through June 20.

There’s also an opening reception at 6 p.m. on June 11 and then at 2 p.m. on June 12 more than 20 of the Vader Project artists and designers will be on hand to autograph catalogs.

— Geoff Boucher


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PHOTOS: The Vader Project. UPDATED: We added the address in Hollywood so you didn’t have to click on a link because, you know, that’s soooo much harder than leaving a snarky comment.


5 Responses to The Vader Project strikes back! The pop art exhibit returns to L.A. on Friday [updated]

  1. Aquiles Meo De la To says:

    G@y Vader…

  2. Those Darn Meddling says:

    My favorite thing about this article is that you have to click one of the links to find out where the exhibit is going to be.

  3. Jack says:

    Where? Where? Where? All I see is Hollywood. Can you be a little more specific?

  4. Geoff, will you print out Mapquest directions from my house for me?

  5. Steven says:

    I went to the preview of the show on Friday night… My favorite: the spin art Vader by kii arens

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