Darth Vader's helmet is a pop-icon. Even when it's adapted way beyond it's well-known features (as the colour and the shape), it's still recognizable as it is.
The Vader Project started in 2005 with a simple idea: 100 artists were asked to work with the helmet. For this project, each artist customized a 1:1 scale authentic prop replica of the actual Darth Vader helmet featured in the Star Wars films.
After several years of exhibitions around the globe, the helmets go up for auction on the 10th of July at Freeman's auction house, giving everybody the chance to obtain a arty adaptation of a pop icon.