Daft Punk : Unmasked By Xavier Veilhan

Art, Music

There’s a new exhibition in Paris, ‘Music’ that unmasks the notoriously camera shy Daft Punk – although they still wear shades.

The works, modelled life like statues, by French artist Xavier Veilhan are created via 3D scans.  All of the statues in ‘Music‘ are music producers of note. Veilhan saw similarities between music producers and visual artists in that they are both relatively invisible, sitting behind the more visible work.

Other featured producers that have been turned into statues, in addition to Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk) are Nigel Godrich, Quincy Jones, Rick Rubin, Lee Scratch Perry, Giorgio Moroder and The Neptunes (Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams).

If you’re a music fan or interested in Xavier Veilhan‘s work, put it on your spring visit list. The exhibition runs from March 7 – April 11 in Paris and from February 26 – April 11 in New York at Galerie Perrotin in both locations.

Notes : Images : Daft Punk and Rick Rubin : daftpunk.over-blog.com

2 thoughts on “Daft Punk : Unmasked By Xavier Veilhan”

  1. Hi Megan,
    How are these done? Scanned into a giant 3-D printer or modeled manually from the scan in layers. So interesting.


    • Hi Azar – well I’m not quite sure about all the technical details but he used two Artec wide-angle scanners, 1 Artec Eva scanner, and modelled in Artec studio!


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