Damien Hirst has applied his recognisable spot art work to a Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet for the “Art Wars” charity auction. Created by Art Below founder Ben Moore in collaboration with Andrew Ainsworth, the creator of the original Stormtrooper the outcome will certainly create a lot of talk while the auction also features works from the likes of David Bailey, D*Face, and Jake and Dinos Chapman. “Art Wars” coincides with the inaugural Strarta Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery from October 9 – 13 and afterwards will be showcased for four weeks across billboard space on an entire platform of Regent’s Park underground station. Following the exhibition, the helmets will be auctioned off to support the Missing Tom fund, an organization created to raise money for Ben Moore’s brother Tom who went missing some 10 years ago.
Damien Hirst Stormtrooper Helmet for “Art Wars”
October 8th 2013
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