Second Annual Daft Punk Art Show Open in San Francisco
San Francisco’s Gauntlet Gallery opened its second annual Daft Punk-themed art show on Saturday, according to Complex. Over 40 artists have created paintings, sculptures, prints, and digital works in celebration of the seminal electronic music duo. Also known as Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, they are known for their robotic alter egos as well as for being instrumental in the popularization of electronic music.
The artworks draw on Daft Punk’s music videos, live performances, and unusual public image. With regards to fame and their choice to hide their faces behind masks, Bangalter has said: “We don’t believe in the star system. We want the focus to be on the music. If we have to create an image, it must be an artificial image. That combination hides our physicality and also shows our view of the star system. It is not a compromise.”
Last year’s exhibition, in celebration of the release of their hotly anticipated album Random Access Memories, received warm reviews, and if we were in San Francisco, we would definitely be checking this one out. There’s probably also a dance party (we hope).
“Daft Punk Deux” is on view at Gauntlet Gallery through June 21.
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