London Lit Up By Baby Yoda & The Mandalorian
London’s National Portrait Gallery helps produce a painting of The Child and The Mandalorian….
Firstly, these Mandalorian stories are fun. Why so delightful? Well, so many of us have been immersed in the phenomenon from the beginning; it’s nice to see the show bring so much joy to so many new people.
Secondly, in London, as the headline says, “The Child is Getting Its Close Up With London’s National Portrait Gallery.”
Titled “The Mandalorian and the Child,” the portrait, produced in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, has been unveiled at The Unit gallery in London. The Child is popularly referred to as Baby Yoda by fans of the series.
The portrait’s unveiling from Oct. 30-31 will coincide with the season 2 premiere of “The Mandalorian,” which streams on Disney Plus from Oct. 30.
The 3-feet-by-2-feet oil portrait will hang alongside some of the National Portrait Gallery’s own collection of portraits of familiar faces from the “Star Wars” galaxy, including Sir Alec Guinness, Thandie Newton, Felicity Jones, Ben Morris, Riz Ahmed and Gareth Edwards. The display will also include original concept art from “The Mandalorian,” created by artists Doug Chiang, John Park and Christian Alzman.
Truly The Way
The painting shows the helmeted gunfighter the Mandalorian, played in the show by Pedro Pascal, alongside the pint-sized green character, who has become an internet sensation since the first series debuted on the streaming platform…
Luke Bradley-Jones, senior vice president at Disney+, said: “This is truly the way to mark the arrival of the second season of The Mandalorian.
Finally, Ros Lawler, chief operating officer at the National Portrait Gallery, added:
There is no doubt that Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon that has had a huge impact on popular culture… We are delighted to have worked with Disney+ on the Star Wars display, which includes the painting of The Mandalorian And The Child.”