“When I left you, I was but the learner. Now, I am the master.”
Thus spake Darth Vader moments before, to Luke Skywalker’s pubescent cries, he put the Jedi smackdown on Obi-Wan Kenobi. And it’s hard to argue, given Vader’s enduring appeal. Case in point: The Vader Project, recently wrapped up at Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum, is an ever-expanding tributary jam on the ultimate intergalactic badass, Darth Vader himself.
Featuring the odes of more than 100 artists from the dark side and beyond, The Vader Project began premiering at Star Wars Celebration IV in LA in May 2007. Since then it’s been in hyperdrive, through Star Wars Celebration Europe in London and on to Star Wars Celebration Japan in July 2008, gaining momentum and contributors at each turn.
The Warhol exhibit was the show’s first in a museum, and look for more to come in the future. May the Force be with you.