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Comics, Culture, Fashion & Art: 1950s-Present

Sat, Jan 28, 2023 12:00PM EST
Lot 11

CHROMA aka Rick Wolfryd Darth Vader Sculpture, 48"H

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: CHROMA aka Rick Wolfryd (b. 1953) in collaboration with Huichol artisans
Marking(s); notes: signed, marking(s), Lucasfilm, Ltd. and Jakks Pacific, Inc. imprints; T.P. 0004; 2022
Country of origin; materials: American, Mexican; plastic, glass
Dimensions (H, W, D): 48.5"h, 20"w, 11-15"d (arms are slightly articulated)
Additional Information: Sculpture from the "Universal Man" series is titled "Warrior When I Need You." Each of the one hundred Darth Vader-inspired works in the edition is unique in color and design. This large work is a follow-up to Wolfryd's "Alterations" series, for which he partnered with Huichol artisans to create versions of well-known pop art and art toy pieces, intricately embellished in the beadwork of the Huichol people of Mexico. Historically associated with religious significance, the beading practice has in time become more commercial. Lot is accompanied by the Certificate of Authenticity issued by Wolfryd Collection. Provenance: Artist.

Comics, Culture, Fashion & Art: 1950s-Present
Urban Culture Auctions in association with Palm Beach Modern Auctions presents Comics, Culture, Fashion & Art: 1950s-Present, offering 200+ lots of pop culture relics, including key issues of Marvel and DC Comics, fashion from midcentury Broadway to men's designer sneakers, art toys and pop art prints.

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Condition

very good, a few missing beads between helmet and nose

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