Behold: Plywood sculptures of Daft Punk without their helmets
The two men collectively known as Daft Punk famously wear helmets to hide their faces, but a new art exhibit offers a peek at what’s underneath those helmets. Well, kind of.
Sculptor Xavier Veilhan created plywood sculptures of the duo, and he tells The Creators Project it wasn’t too hard to get them to take off their helmets. However, their faces aren’t completely bared in the sculpture: the plywood versions are wearing sunglasses. “They proposed to me: ‘Okay, we should make the sculpture the non-existing image of us,” Veilhan said. “‘So if somebody wants to see how we are like in real [life] they’ll have to look at the sculpture.'”
This isn’t the first time they’ve been seen without their helmets though: Google “Daft Punk faces” and you’ll find non-promotional images of the two sans helmet (and sans sunglasses).
These sculptures are part of Veilhan’s Producers series, which also includes Quincy Jones, the Neptunes, and Rick Rubin. The exhibit is currently on display at New York’s Galerie Perrotin until April 11.