Thursday 10 October 2013

Hirst, Shonibare’s signatures give another life to Star Wars helmet

Damien Hirst's spot painting signature on stormtrooper helmet

 Damien Hirst, Yinka Shonibare and 12 other artists have put their signatures to the mask of one of movie world’s iconic brands, Star Wars’ Stormtrooper helmet as part of exhibits in a new show opening in London from October 11.  

As part of a curated space at Saatchi Gallery, the helmets will be on display at STRARTA Art Fair while posters of the helmets will go on show at Regent’s Park tube.

According to The Independent, the masks will be auctioned in February 2014 at Christie’s to raise money in aid of the search for curator, Ben Moore’s brother Tom, who has been missing ten years ago. 
Yinka Shonibare's iPod Invader

In collaboration with a group, the Missing People Charity,  Moore’s family are reopening the search for Tom, who left home aged 31.

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