Star Wars has fascinated and delighted fanboys/fangirls (new and old) alike since its 1977 debut from a galaxy far far away and thirty-four years later, SW continues to delight the hardcore and creates new fanboys and girls of all ages every day!
And now, L.A. gallery Hold Up Art wants to feed your need with their exhibit, “Art from a Galaxy Far Far Away”, featuring illustrator/painter Randy Martinez and artist Denise Vasquez as they take us through a complete journey of all things Star Wars covering every sequel, prequel, and external characters in both print and sculptured collectible dolls!
Denise’s vinyl dolls have been collected by Stan Lee (he owns a Stan Lee doll created by Denise, which is featured in Morgan Spurlock’s “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope), and are featured on Conan O’Brien’s “COCO MoCa: Museum of Conan Art.
Along with his SW depictions (as seen in SW Insider, MAD Magazine, and SW Celebrations II-V both Europe and Japan), Randy’s work can also be seen in Topps Trading Cards (since 2004), Lord of the Rings, Heroes, Terminator, Marvel Comics and has published two titles with Impact Books, “Creature Features: Learn to Draw Monsters and Aliens” and “Sketch Card Mania.”
This piece sold for $6500.00. Not a typo.
I was one of TWO media outlets that got into the exhibit the night before while they were still hanging art to talk to Brian Lee and get into a lightsaber fight like two grown-ups should!
The exhibit runs until September 15th at Hold Up Art, 358 2nd Ave, Los Angeles (a.k.a. Little Tokyo). These brilliant works of art MUST be seen up close to be believed. And the admission is FREE...
So check out these tasty shots (this isn’t even the complete collection, btw) then jump in your X-wing, Tie Fighter, Millennium Falcon, Slave One (or WHATEVER your mode of transport may be) and head on over to Hold Up Art.
You’ve got the coordinates; no excuses!
Pink Leader has spoken. heh heh.
Oh, p.s. this beauty is up for auction – wanna bid on it? NO PROBLEM! You can bid by phone (213-221-4585) or online at HUA’s official website. And don’t forget about the Randy Martinez designed SW basketball jerseys!
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