On July 10, the 100 artworks of "The Vadar Project" will be auction at Freeman's in Philadelphia. The works, created by artists from the underground art scene as well as notable pop and surrealist artists will be sold beginning at 12:00 p.m. According to the press release, many of the lots will begin at $1,500. Most estimates range from $3,000-$5,000 with a few lots estimated to potentially reach $8,000-$15,000. Although the sale follows a ten day auction preview in Los Angeles, the exhibit has actually been touring the world since its premier in 2007. The exhibit was curated by Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys.
The Vadar Project is a good example of an auction that will appeal to a wide variety of collectors. Those interested in Star Wars and toy memorabilia, pop art and underground collectors, as well as those who collect the works of individual artists.
ARTWORKS ABOVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
JOSH AGLE (SHAG), (B. 1962), Darth Tipua, Estimate: $4000 - 6000
ANTHONY AUSGANG, (B. 1959), Darth Vader is Gay, Estimate: $3000 - 5000
JOE HAHN, (B. 1977), The Revenge of Mr. Hahn, Estimate: $8000 - 10000
WADE LAGEOSE LAGEOSE DESIGN, (B. 1966), Untitled, Estimate: $10000 - 15000
PLASTICGOD, (B. 1973), Praise the Lord, Estimate: $10000 - 15000
CAMERON TIEDE, (B. 1972), Darth InvadedEstimate: $3000 - 5000