KAWS MTV MOONMAN
The 2013 30th Anniversary MTV Video Music Awards Moonman Trophy designed by KAWS.
Black chrome plated cast pewter with aluminum nameplate
13 1/2 x 6 in. (34.29 x 15.24 cm.)
KAWS brought his signature skull character style to the iconic Moonman statuette to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the award show. Designed by KAWS, some 60 pieces were produced and awarded to category winners. Six artist proofs were rendered and given to KAWS who archived them, until now. As a symbol of his long-standing friendship with Pharrell (who performed with Daft Punk at the 2013 award show), KAWS has contributed one of the 6 artist proofs to the Just Phriends auction. “If it were not for this unique occasion celebrating Pharrell, I would not have considered selling this work,” he said of the piece.