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    Mr. Brainwash (French, b. 1966)
    Campbell's Condensed Trooper Spray, 2013
    Acrylic on vinyl helmet
    12-1/4 x 12-1/4 x 12-3/4 inches (31.1 x 31.1 x 32.4 cm)
    Signed and inscribed on the inside of the helmet: Life is / 2013 / Beautiful / Andrew Ainsworth / Mr. Brainwash
    Published by Art Wars, London

    George Lucas meets Warhol on a tour through graffiti art, courtesy of Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta). The unmistakable Stormtrooper, minion of the Dark Side, is crossed with Andy Warhol's aestheticized Campbell's Soup can. The piece was created for a 2013 charity fundraiser at Saatchi Gallery, curated by Ben Moore (who provided the helmet), dubbed Art Wars.

    Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.

    Condition Report*: Missing the left eye screen; surface soil; mild scuff marks to the underside of the chin.
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