News-Antique.com - Jun 28,2010 - Featuring 100 Darth Vader Helmets re-interpreted by notable artists, the final chapter of the project, Freeman’s Auction of the Vader Project, will be held in Philadelphia, PA and simultaneously go online for live bidding at Artfact Live! on July 10th, 2010.
This is the first time that works from The Vader Project will be made available to the public, and the auction will be preceded by a 5 day exhibition at Freeman’s in Philadelphia, PA. Most lots are being auctioned for a minimum bid of $1,500, while the top estimated lot is “Darth Fader” by Mister Cartoon, requiring a minimum bid of $7,500 and is expected to sell between $15,000 and $20,000. The pop-culture inspired project, curated by Dov Kelmer and Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys featured works by Shag, Peter Kuper, Jermaine Rogers, Gary Baseman, BXH, Tim Biskup, The Pizz and several of the best underground artists and designers working today.
If you can’t join the auction in Philadelphia, PA, on July 10th, visit Artfact.com to login and register free to bid live online at this iconic auction.
More about the Vader Project
Launched in May 2007 at the Star Wars Celebration IV event in Los Angeles, The Vader project has toured the world, including exhibitions in Europe and Japan. It was most recently displayed at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA in 2009 and in Los Angeles in 2010.
More about Artfact
Founded in 1989, Artfact is the largest global marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate auctions. On January 1, 2009, Artfact launched Artfact Live! and Invaluable Live!, its proprietary live auction bidding platforms, enabling users to bid in real-time on auctions being held around the world by its prestigious auction house partners. Currently, over 1,000 fine auctioneers actively list their catalogues with Artfact and its U.K. sister site Invaluable, reaching the Artfact community of more than 10 million knowledgeable collectors and dealers worldwide. Artfact's industry leading database includes more than 57 million complete auction results totaling more than $204 billion in value, including information on more than 500,000 international artists. In 2006, Artfact acquired RFC Systems, the leading provider of enterprise software developed specifically for the fine art and antique auction house industry. RFC helps prestigious auction houses around the world manage their businesses by automating their day-to-day operations.