'Save the World' Formula-e Scaled Racing Helmet by D*Face, 2019
Collab. with DS Virgin Racing and Kaspersky Labs.
Artwork based on D*Face's original mural in Brooklyn, NY.
6.5 x 5 x 5 Inches (helmet)
7 x 5.5 x 5.5 Inches (box)
Limited Edition (Sold Out).
Comes in original, hand-signed box by D*Face (smudged).
Also hand-signed by D*Face on reverse.
*Note: scrape on reverse, not effecting signature. Reflected in price, see photo.
ABOUT THE ART
As the DS Virgin Racing Team was running through their final preparations and qualifying rounds in the build up to their title deciding race for the 2018 ABB/FIA Formula-e Championship, the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater street racing series. The team was already making history with the unveiling of their ‘Save the World’ collection in collaboration with global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab and British urban contemporary artist, D*Face.
The ‘Save the World,’ series designed by D*Face contains three installments. the first being a major permanent public mural located in Brooklyn, New York completed in May 2018, the second a set of helmets used by DS Virgin Racing Team drivers Sam Bird and Alex Lynn in the double-header races of the season finale at the Brooklyn Street Circuit, and finally, to be released in October 2018, an art race car.
Given exclusive access throughout the historic day, which lasted from pre-qualifying to Kaspersky Lab’s ‘Art Goes Green’ event at the new museum in downtown New York after the first race of the weekend, Designboom conducted several interviews that has provided a unique perspective on the potential of the sport and the role of art, technology and businesses.