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MTV's moonman gets makeover

2013-07-10 19:20
Cape Town – The Brooklyn-based artist KAWS is re-imagining the iconic MTV Moonman trophy for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards taking place on 25 August in Brooklyn, New York.
KAWS's influence will be seen during the whole of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, including the design for the set as well as the logo. Musicians who win a 2013 MTV Video Music Award will also take home a special edition KAWS Moonman this year which was created exclusively for this year's awards show.
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards will be the first major American awards show to ever take place in Brooklyn at the Barclays Centre on 25 August and will be broadcast live across Africa on MTV (DStv 130) on Monday 26 August.
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards will also be shown a day later on MTV Base (DStv 322) on Tuesday 27 August at 16:00.
Experimentation and reinvention

"Creative experimentation and reinvention is in MTV's DNA," says Stephen Friedman, the president of MTV in a statement. "We have a history of partnering with ground-breaking artists - from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Andy Warhol - to bring inventive, thought-provoking works directly to our audience."
"KAWS is the perfect partner to continue this legacy and his redesigned Moonman is the perfect centrepiece for music's most irreverent award show."
"I grew up watching MTV and the Video Music Awards, so I was excited to interject my work into this world," says KAWS. "It's a true honour to be able to reimagine such an iconic symbol in music and pop culture, especially since the show is taking place in Brooklyn. I'm looking forward to seeing KAWS Moonmen take over the 2013 VMAs."
The MTV Moonman's core remains in terms of the Moonman's iconic image, but is getting contextualised with KAWS' signature inflated skull and crossbones.

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