Art Wars: Famous Artists Remix the Famous Star Wars Storm Trooper Helmet (Coming to the London Underground)


This Thursday, London’s Regent’s Park Underground station will be ‘turning the dark side into the art side.’ Ben Moore, founder of Art Below has teamed up with Andrew Ainsworth, the original creator of the Stormtrooper, to pay tribute to the iconic soldiers of the Galactic Empire. The project sees stormtrooper helmets left to the creative force of artists including Damien Hirst, David Bailey, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Mr Brainwash, Paul Fryer and Joana Vasconcelos… all putting their signature remix on the iconic form.

Art Wars was recently unveiled at the inaugural Strarta Art Fair at the wonderful Saatchi Gallery, and is next headed in billboard form to the entire platform of Regent’s Park Underground station as part of the Frieze art fair from October 17-20th). Riders who ‘mind the gap’ at the station will be treated to a free mobile app specifically created for Art Wars by artist Erin Ko, enabling them to explore the Stormtrooper billboards in 3D using their phones. See more about the project at

Above: Damien Hirst – Spot Painted Art Wars Stormtrooper Helmet

Mr. Brainwash – Campbell’s Condensed Trooper Spray

Inkie – Trooper Rod

Yinka Shonibare Mbe – iPod Invader

David Bailey – Haitian Witch Doctor

Mat Collishaw – Star F*cker

Hayden Kays – May the fork be with you

Jason Brooks – Ayrton

Bran Symondson – Dark Side of the Dollar

Joana Vasconcelos – Crochet Vader

Antony Micallef – Peace Keeper

Andrew Ainsworth – Glimmer of New Hope

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