Block Northway hosting Pittsburgh artist who creates pieces for Disney in Asia - North Journal

Block Northway hosting Pittsburgh artist who creates pieces for Disney in Asia

Friday, December 13, 2019 | 1:20 PM


A Pittsburgh artist who has produced original pieces for Disney’s Gallery and theme parks in Asia since 2016 will be at The Block Northway on Saturday.

Dave Nestler, one of the most recognized names in modern pinup art, will be selling original Disney art and limited edition prints at the shopping center’s Holiday I Made It! Market shopping event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nestler has traveled to Japan twice in the past two years for appearances, print signings and live painting demonstrations in Tokyo, Osaka and other major cities.

He also was a contributor to George Lucas’ 2010 personal art book project “Star Wars: Visions.”

Nestler’s inclusion in the book caught the eye of Archives Direct, one of the largest producers of officially licensed original art and fine art reproductions for the entertainment industry.

Through his association with the company, Nestler has produced art for franchises including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Kung Fu Panda, The Big Lebowski and music brands Iron Maiden and The Beach Boys.