Someone Made A Sculpture of Daft Punk Without Their Helmets

Behold, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Cristo in Birch Plywood

February 25, 2015

Despite the fact that their appearances are something of an open secret in the age of Google Images, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, the two producers behind Daft Punk are notoriously careful about the occasions that they show up in public. They won't let pictures be taken of them without masks on for pretty much any purpose, but, as The Creators Project points out, they are apparently cool with their faces being 3D scanned and turned into wooden sculptures.

That's exactly the exercise that artist Xavier Veilhan put them through for his new sculptural exhibition producers. And as he tells The Creators Project, it apparently didn't even take much convincing. While working on a sculptural series called Producers that also features the likenesses of Nigel Godrich, Quincy Jones, Giorgio Moroder, The Neptunes, and Rick Rubin, he reached out to the duo. They apparently then proposed the idea of doing the sculpture sans masks. Veilhan says that they liked the idea that "if somebody wants to see how [they] are like in real [life] they'll have to look at the sculpture."

So head over to The Creators Project to see just that, a detail shot of Veilhan's sculpture, and the most current representation we have of the two mysterious musicians. The gallery that's exhibiting Producers, Galerie Perrotin has an image of the sculpture on its website as well, and if you want to see it in person you can check it out at the New York location from February 26 and April 11.

Lead Image: Frederic J. Brown / Getty Images

Posted: February 25, 2015
Someone Made A Sculpture of Daft Punk Without Their Helmets