NEW YORK—This collection was on display at the Ricco/Maresca booth at The Metro Show. Individually, the hand-tooled hard hats are interesting objects, personalized with names and adorned with motifs that held special meaning to their owners. Hung together, the 26 vintage helmets make a profound visual statement. According to Roger Ricco, co-owner of the gallery, the helmets were custom-made by craftsmen in Indonesia for Americans working on oil rigs on the island nation.
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