Rancho Obi-Wan will premiere its first limited-edition giclée by the talented French artist Benjamin Carré at Star Wars Celebration Europe II. Much of Carré’s self-titled Star Wars “fan art” has been popularized online, and he has done covers for Dark Horse Star Wars comics among other clients.
Carré’s giclée is based on an original print commissioned for the November, 2011, Grand Reopening of Rancho Obi-Wan by the staff of Mint In Box, which knew how much Steve admired Carré’s work. The art depicts an older Obi-Wan Kenobi single-handedly taking on an entire tribe of Tusken Raiders somewhere in the dunes of Tatooine. Carré calls his work “No Country for Old Men.” Part of the art is also the basis of the 2013 Rancho membership kit patch.
The 13 by 19-inch giclée is strictly limited to an edition of 100 and will be personally numbered and signed by the artist at the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience exhibit at CEII. Each giclée is printed on German-made, 80-pound fine-art, satin-white matte archival-quality paper, which is acid and lignin-free. Each print comes boarded and bagged in plastic and was revealed Wednesday on Mintinbox.net. The print will be available for pre-order on this website starting Friday, July 12th at a price of $ 70.00/€ 55.00.