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Hirst decorates stormtrooper helmet for charity auction

7 October 2013

Hirst is amongst artists including David Bailey and Yinka Shonibare to customise an iconic Star Wars helmet.

Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2013

Art Below founder Ben Moore has created Art Wars, in an alliance with Andrew Ainsworth, the creator of the Stormtrooper. The exhibition features a regiment of customised Stormtrooper helmets that will be unveiled at the inaugural Strarta Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery this October (9-13th).

Art Below will be showcasing Art Wars for four weeks across billboard space on an entire platform of Regent’s Park Underground station to coincide with Frieze (17-20th October).

2013 marks the tenth year that Ben’s brother Tom has been missing. Proceeds from the Art Wars exhibition and auction go to the ‘Missing Tom’ fund, which was started up specifically to raise money to support the search for Thomas Moore.

Tom left his family home in 2003.  He was aged 31 years old.  His friends and family have not heard from him since then. His brother Ben spent the next three years looking for him and at one point was two weeks behind him. With the demands and pressures of London life, and becoming a dad of two, Ben was forced to put the search for his brother on hold. Now ten years on and with the support of the Missing People Charity, his family is reopening the search for Tom and has started up a website www.missingtom.com.