The Vader Project

Who says you cannot be a Star Wars geek and a serious art collector? This Saturday, The Vader Project is coming to Freeman’s Auctions. The exhibit features reimagined Darth Vader helmets “by some of today’s hottest underground and pop surrealist painters, artists and designers.” Included is my pal, LA-based Kii Arens. With some estimated to fetch over 10K a pop, this auction is not for the novice art collector, nor for those not obsessed with the flick. You’d have to be hardcore to appreciate this.

Regardless of whether you’ll pony over for a helmet or not, you can still check them out. They sell on Saturday, but the show runs through this Friday.

And of course the “auction is not sponsored or endorsed by Lucasfilm, and has no relationship with Lucasfilm.” That, um, goes without saying.