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The Vader Project Comes To Pittsburgh

Posted By Mike on April 26, 2009



The fantastic Vader Project exhibition will be making its way to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh from February 28 to May 3, 2009.

From Warhol.org:

"This exhibition includes 100 works by contemporary international artists utilizing 1:1 scale authentic prop replicas of the Darth Vader helmet used in the Star Wars films. Each helmet was a blank canvas for the artist to paint, design, and customize. 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."




Click here for an article about the exibition at PittsburghLive.com and here for one at Post-Gazette.com.



More details, directions, prices and so forth at the museum website:


The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5890
412-237-8300





Thanks to Kate and Alan for the heads up!


Picture info: "Carmen Mirandarth, 2007" via Post-Gazette.com



UPDATE: Gizmodo takes a look at the Vader Project's visit to The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. There's only a little over week left to stop by and check it out if you happen to be in the area. The Vader Project's stop in Pittsburgh runs until May 3rd.



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