‘ART WARS’ AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY.
Andrew Ainsworth David Bailey Mr.Brainwash
Jason Brooks Jake and Dinos Chapman Mat Collishaw
Oliver Clegg D*Face Matt Farina Paul Fryer
Damien Hirst Inkie Alison Jackson
Hayden Kays Antony Micallef Ben Moore
Yinka Shonibare MBE Bran Symondson Joana Vasconcelos
‘Turning the Dark Side onto the Art Side’
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 Stormtrooper helmets that have been left at the mercy of some of the best the art world has to offer, including Damien Hirst, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Mr Brainwash, D*Face and Joana Vasconcelos.
Art Wars was unveiled at the inaugural Strarta Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery from 9 to 13th October, and was showcased on billboard posters by Art Below throughout Regent’s Park Station for the whole month.
A free mobile App was made specially for ‘Art Wars’ by artist Erin Ko enabling tube users at Regent’s Park station to view and explore the Stormtrooper billboards in 3D with their phones.
2013 marks the 10th 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.
A short narrated film about Tom can be viewed here.