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24 Artist-Embellished Darth Vader Helmets Up For Auction Starting February 7th.

Three months ago, 24 local and national artists were selected by to create original art pieces with authentic replica Darth Vader Helmets as their base. And what a job they've done! And yes, all of them are shown in this post.

Tattoo artists, prop designers, illustrators, poster designers, graffiti artists, sculptors and more have turned the iconic helmet into original and unusual pieces of art that you have the opportunity to own.

With a starting bid of $50.00 USD, is auctioning off each of these artists’ creations with the proceeds benefitting two Minnesota charities, the Midwest Art Catalyst and the Miracle League of North Mankato.

Here are all 24 helmets

Denise Vasquez “FRANKENVADER”:

Jason Goad “The Haunting of Darth Vader”:

Christopher Mark Galiyas “Luke, Put Down That Koi… I Mean Toy and Get Over Here”:

Ryan Peterson “Skevader”:

Brad Smith “Star Roars”:

Lindsey Tollefson “Saturday Night Vader”:

Shane Anderson “Vader’s Got Character”:

R.L. Gibson “Lack of Faith”:

Kelly Bunde “Darth Hoot”:

Staci Queen “The Lord of the Stitch: Tailored for Evil”

Sonny Wong “Wong Vader”:

Karl Schneider “Black Metal Vader aka Darth Throne”:

Weston Brownlee “I Have You Now (2200 AE)”:

Dawn Evans Scaltreto “The Trouble with Hubble”:

Travis Lynn Mattick “Bugs in the Helmet”:

El Celso “Chicha Vader 2011”:

Dheepan Ramanan “Enigma (Darth Vader Helmet)”:

David Melendez “Tiki Torch Vader”:

Jason Knudson “Darkside Dessert”:

Makeba Ische “Sweet, Sweet Daydream for Darth”

Megan Hoogland “Muertos de Vader”

Albert Song 'Guys Gone Right':

John Dickinson “Apocalypse Vader”:

Gabriel Wimmer “Vader from Vader Unmasked”:

Auction Details:
• The auction will begin on February 7, 2012 at 12PM CST.

• Bidding will open on February 7th, 2012 at 12pm CST. When bidding opens, individuals will be able to click on a helmet and enter a bid. The placement of a bid will start a 24 hour timer. If the individual is outbid within that 24 hours, the timer will start again and the new high bidder will have 24 hours to be outbid. This process will continue until a high bidder maintains his or her position for all 24 hours. EACH HELMET'S AUCTION, BIDDING, and TIMER WILL FUNCTION INDEPENDENTLY.

Note: After you place a bid, you will receive email confirmation that your bid has been received. If you are outbid during the 24 hour period, you will be notified that you are no longer the high bidder. If your bid has won the helmet, you will receive an email with further details.

For questions and media inquiries contact Elise at
Happy Bidding!

Visit here for more images, artist's statements, information and videos of each helmet.

This project is not sponsored or endorsed by Lucasfilm Ltd., and has no relationship with Lucasfilm. Star Wars and all related intellectual property is © or ® 2012 Lucasfilm Ltd. & (tm). All rights reserved.

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