September 28th, 2016

Star Wars artwork sells out in 28 minutes at Solihull gallery

Updated: 1:16 pm, Dec 22, 2015

STAR Wars artwork sold-out within 28 minutes at an exhibition held at the Solihull Castle Galleries in Mell Square.

The nationwide event showcased a collection of limited edition artwork printed by Marvel and published by Washington Green to celebrate one of the most famous film franchises of all time.

A total of 295 issue 68s, which had Bobba Fett on the cover, sold-out in a record breaking time, becoming the fastest ever sale in the company.

The collection consisted of six images, on paper and on canvas, which started at £695 each.

The comics were penned and inked by some of the greatest comic book artists and illustrators including Carmine Infantino, Walt Simonson and Al Williamson.

Each piece of artwork was also individually signed by Stan Lee, 93, who is a comic book writer, editor and the former chairman of Marvel comics.

With a timeless concept, complex characters and an underlying battle between good and evil, it is rumoured Lee is responsible for the creation of some of the most iconic heroes and villains in popular culture today.

Paul McHale, the galleries’ art advisor, said: “I thought that one would be the most popular but I did not expect it to go that fast.

“You almost did not get a chance to get one. The force was strong.

“I think the immense popularity of three things helped it sell out so fast – Marvel, Star Wars and the living legend Stan Lee.”

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