SWCE2023 ATTENDEE PRE-ORDER FOR PICK UP ONLY - NO ORDERS WILL SHIP
Beginning March 10th @ noon PT & ending March 20th @ noon PT
PRE-ORDERS HAVE NOW CLOSED. THERE WILL BE LIMITED QUANTITIES FOR PURCHASE ONSITE AT THE SHOW
Star Wars Celebration Europe April 7th - 10th 2023 at ExCel London in England
- "Gioconda Amidala"
- artist: Erik Maell
- $65.00 (US pre-order price)
- 16" x 24" signed and numbered lithograph print
- 250 piece edition
- limit 2 per customer (multiple orders will be cancelled without notice)
- price to purchase directly at the show will be £70 GBP (price subject to change)
This piece will be available for pick-up at the artist's table in the Art Show section at Star Wars Celebration Europe in London.
Prints will not be shipped. This print can only be ordered with other Celebration pick-up prints and can not be combined with other prints to ship on this site. This print is not eligible for any discounts.
About the art:
This piece completes an ambitious triptych which I began at Celebration Orlando in 2012, when I debuted my artwork of Queen Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) in her full royal regalia from EPISODE ONE. For Celebration Anaheim in 2015, I followed up with an EPISODE TWO version of a similarly posed Padmé (now a Senator in the Galactic Republic) wearing her Naboo picnic dress. The circle is now complete, with the new EPISODE THREE version revealing Padmé in a very private moment at her home on Coruscant, and it is the most unguarded and intimate portrait yet of this strong and courageous leader. All 3 of these illustrations have portrayed Padmé in poses reminiscent of Leonardo da Vinci's classic Renaissance portrait, Mona Lisa, or, as it is known in Italian, La Gioconda ("the smiling woman"). For centuries, civilizations have pondered the mystery behind the cryptic smile of Mona Lisa. Likewise, Padmé's subtle and enigmatic facial expression belies the hidden secrets of her forbidden marriage to Jedi Anakin Skywalker and the pregnancy that would ultimately lead to the birth of Luke and Leia, and provide new hope for the entire Galaxy.
About the artist:
Erik Maell (He / Him/ His) has enjoyed a very diverse career working both as a commercial illustrator and as a fine artist. Aside from his extensive portfolio of Lucasfilm-licensed artwork from the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, his work as an illustrator has included assignments for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Company, and Topps Trading Card Company. As a fine artist, he has exhibited his paintings in many solo and group shows across the United States and in Europe. He is also the author of the book, MONA LISA REIMAGINED.