Artist Makes Helmet-Less Daft Punk Sculptures
Sculptor Xavier Veilhan has been making sculptures of various musicians for a series entitled “Producers,” and chose Daft Punk’s Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter as his most recent subjects. Made from 3D scans of the duo, the helmetless sculptures are made out of birch plywood.
On the duo’s decision to use their unmasked likeness, Veilhan explained:
"The funny thing is I didn't even ask them. It was a very logical response to my proposal: I proposed to introduce them as producers, not as musicians, and so after talking to them, we decided that they should appear with their civilian names. [...] They proposed to me: 'Okay, we should make the sculpture the non-existing image of us. So if somebody wants to see how we are like in real [life] they'll have to look at the sculpture.'"
The series also includes sculptures of Giorgio Moroder, Rick Rubin, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Neptunes, Nigel Godrich, Quincy Jones and Philippe Zdar. All will be featured in Veilhan’s “Music” exhibit at Galerie Perrotin in NYC.
Photo credit: Galerie Perrotin