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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Hi all as title who painted this helmet.

The first name is 'Miles' but I cannot work out his surname.

Many Thx


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:21 pm 
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Miles G_tnfupts, apparently. In 1992.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Miles Cutchtupts, a famous helmet painter. He died in 1990 when his aerosol exploded, so this may be the word of Dave Derhritrlhghs, one of his understudies, or possibly a fake.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:03 am 
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I do hear that Dave Derhritrlhghs' helmets have a similar image to Trek-era Kleins. Cutchtupts (my mistake) was a true groundbreaker, and the pale imitations that followed were considered to be an insult to his memory. Incidentally, it's a little-known fact that Troy Lee used to clean Miles' airbrushes for pocket money after school.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:58 am 
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Ah, obviously a fellow art lover. I salute you Sir.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:37 am 
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:lol: :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:39 am 
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didn't they base the american flag on this helmet?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:18 am 
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Been checking my art history books. This lid was a special edition by Derhritrlhghs for sale in the middle eastern market.

For some reason it wasn't very popular and remaining examples are rare and command a high price. If this one has some kind of provenance, perhaps even the original fatwah authentication document, it could be worth as much as 3 goats and a camel, perhaps even a first born son if it's a real minter.


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