Art Wars | AW - In 2007, London based artist and curator, Ben Moore was given two white Stormtrooper suits. Rather than simply keep them as artistic pieces, Ben started wearing them around London, an idea started to form and Art Wars was born. It's been a 14 year journey and we're happy to have you along for the ride!Art Wars founder and curator, Ben Moore decided to use his two white Stormtroopers “as a force for making art with”.Art Wars | AW Initially “setting a stormtrooper free” by painting it pink, the subsequent notoriety led to the opportunity to curate an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in 2013. Since then, Art Wars has become an ongoing exhibition of life-sized Stormtrooper helmets that have been transformed into highly collectable pieces of art by some of the most talented artists in the world.The Art Wars Collection, a series of NFTs depicting painted Stormtrooper helmets from the Star Wars franchise, has come under fire for launching without the consent of the artists who created the original works.
The Art Wars Collection, a series of NFTs depicting painted Stormtrooper helmets from the Star Wars franchise, has come under fire for launching without the consent of the artists who created the original works.
The series comprises 1,138 images chosen by curator Ben Moore and was launched on Nov. 6 in partnership with NFT minting platform Dropspace. The drop reportedly sold out within five seconds at 0.6 Ether each, garnering 682.8 ETH (worth $3.03M at the time) for the Moore and Dropspace.