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Privately Owned for More Than a Century: Henry C. Gibson & Family Collection of Fine and Rare Asian Works of Art Heads to Auction at Freeman's

Privately Owned for More Than a Century: Henry C. Gibson & Family Collection of Fine and Rare Asian Works of Art Heads to Auction at Freeman's

 
From Early Daguerreotypes to Mid-Century Works: Photographs & Photobooks at Freeman's

From Early Daguerreotypes to Mid-Century Works: Photographs & Photobooks at Freeman's

 
Freeman's to offer The Debbie & Michael Coslov Collection of Important English Majolica

Freeman's to offer The Debbie & Michael Coslov Collection of Important English Majolica

 
A 'Wild Cherry' on Top at Freeman's: Results from the June 8  American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists Auction

A 'Wild Cherry' on Top at Freeman's: Results from the June 8 American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists Auction

 
Andreadis Appointed 20th Century Design Specialist at Freeman's

Andreadis Appointed 20th Century Design Specialist at Freeman's

Press Release: The Vader Project to be sold at Freeman's 7/10/10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

5/18/10

 The Vader Project  Helmets To Be Sold At Auction

 100 Darth Vader helmets which have been re-imagined by some of today’s best known underground artists will be unveiled at Freeman’s Los Angeles Auction Preview, 6812 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. from June 12th through the 20th, 2010 before their sale at Freemans’ Auctioneers in Philadelphia on July 10th 2010.

 The Vader Project was set up by Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks of DKE toys. The concept is simple: 100 of the best underground artists and designers working today were given a scale Darth Vader helmet to customize as they saw fit. “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.”

 Some of the 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. The helmets are valued from between US$3000 and US$15,000.

 “The result is astounding” said Simeon Lipman Pop Culture Specialist at Freemans. “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.”

 Since it's conception in 2007, The Vader Project has been displayed at various Star Wars conventions and Museums around the world. The Vader Project originally premiered in May 2007 at the Star Wars TM Celebration IV in Los Angeles. From there it travelled all over the world to Europe in July 2007 and Japan in July 2008. Most recently it was on display from February 13 - May 3, 2009 at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
This auction is not sponsored or endorsed by Lucasfilm, and has no relationship with Lucasfilm. Star Wars TM  and all related intellectual property is © or ® 2010 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved.

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For more information contact Lily Stone, 267.414.1240, lstone@freemansauction.com

Notes to editors

Viewing Times

Freeman’s Los Angeles Auction Preview
6812 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, C.A, U.S.A.

Vader Exhibition:12-6 PM Saturday 12th through Sunday 20th June  2010

 Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR U.K.

Vader Exhibition:10 am -5 pm Friday 25th  June 2010, 2 am -5 pm Sunday 27th  June  2010,, Monday 28th  June 10 am -5 pm

Freeman’s of Philadelphia
Freeman’s, 1808 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, P.A. U.S.A.
Vader Exhibition: 10-6 PM Monday, July 5th through Friday, July 9th 2010
Vader Auction: 12 noon Saturday, July 10th 2010

List of Artists

Participating Artists Include:
JOSH AGLE (SHAG)
TROY ALDERS
KII ARENS
ATTABOY
ANTHONY AUSGANG
AXIS
AYE JAY
GARY BASEMAN
ANDREW BELL
TIM BISKUP
MARK BODNAR
ANDREW BRANDOU
BUFF MONSTER
BXH HIKARU
MISTER CARTOON
CHINO
MR. CLEMENT
ROBBIE CONAL
CRASH
STEVEN DAILY
DALEK
CAM DE LEON
DEHARA
DEVILROBOTS
DGPH
YOKO D'HOLBACHIE
BOB DOB
TRISTAN EATON & AZK ONE - THUNDERDOG STUDIOS
MARC ECKO
EELUS
RON ENGLISH
FERG
DAVID FLORES
BRIAN FLYNN - HYBRID DESIGN
PAUL FRANK
GARGAMEL
HUCK GEE
FAWN GEHWEILER
MIKE GIANT
GIRLS DRAWING GIRLS
DAN GOODSELL
GRIS GRIMLY
JOE HAHN
HAZE XXL
JESSE HERNANDEZ
DEREK HESS
ITOKIN PARK
JEREMYVILLE
KANO
MORI KATSURA - REALXHEAD
SUN-MIN KIM & DAVID HORVATH
JIM KOCH
FRANK KOZIK
DAVID S. KRYS - DSK DESIGNS
PETER KUPER
WADE LAGEOSE - LAGEOSE DESIGN
JOE LEDBETTER
SIMONE LEGNO - TOKIDOKI
MAD
MAD BARBARIANS
MADTWIINZ
MARKA27
MARS-1
BILL MCMULLEN
THE MELVINS
MORI CHACK
BRIAN MORRIS
NANOSPORE
NIAGARA
MITCH O'CONNELL
OLIVE47
MARTIN ONTIVEROS
ESTEVAN ORIOL
ALEX PARDEE
THE PIZZ
PLASTICGOD
PLAYSKEWL
DAVE PRESSLER
RAGNAR
JERMAINE ROGERS
ERICK SCARECROW
SECRETBASE HIDDY
J. OTTO SEIBOLD
SKET-ONE
SHAWN SMITH
WINSTON SMITH
JEFF SOTO
DAMON SOULE
BWANA SPOONS
JOPHEN STEIN
SUCKADELIC
T9G
GARY TAXALI
CAMERON TIEDE
TOUMA
URBANMEDIUM
USUGUROW
MICHELLE VALIGURA
VANBEATER
AMANDA VISELL