The Vader Project - a reimagining of the iconic Darth Vader helmet by some of today’s hottest underground and pop surrealist painters, artists and designers - has made its museum premiere and was on display at February 13th – May 3rd, 2009 at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The Vader Project is curated by Dov Kelemer & Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys who gathered 100 contemporary artists. Each of them was given a 1:1 scale authentic prop replica of the actual Darth Vader helmet used in the STAR WARS™ films. Each helmet served as a blank slate for each artist to paint, design, mash up and customize. Featuring work by Shag, Peter Kuper, Attaboy, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Dalek, Paul Frank, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Michelle Valigura, Frank Kozik, Wade Lageose, Joe Ledbetter, Alex Pardee, Suckadelic, Cameron Tiede, Mister Cartoon, Marc Ecko, Amanda Visell and many more, The Vader Project provided an opportunity for artists to use one of the most iconic pop culture characters in film history as their canvas. See more and get more information about The Vader project on http://www.thevaderproject.com and http://www.myspace.com/thevaderproject.