It was Sunday night as usual as I was working late preparing for the week (#entrepreneurlife) and forgot that the video music awards were on. I am not really a big fan of awards shows (I actually find them to be a waste of time), but I wanted to watch the VMA’s because they were taking place a few blocks away from my house at Brooklyn’s very own Barclays Center. After a few drinks (yes, I was drinking some scotch while working) my girlfriend and I decided to walk over at around 12:30AM with the hopes of saying what’s up to my boy Jay Hova. Needless to say, by the time we arrived, everything was finished.
On Monday night, I wanted to take a look at Miley Cyrus’s performance, which has gotten a lot of backlash from conservative pundits. In my opinion that performance was horrible and she has no business wearing that ensemble as her body is horrible (oh yeah, and it was offensive and disturbing). It was around 2:00AM and I was ready to go to bed but I decided to watch Justin Timberlake’s performance. I don’t want to sound like a groupie but his performance was AMAZING (I love him. Shhhh don’t tell anybody). As I was enjoying his performance, I could not help but notice a mammoth sculpture from Kaws (60-foot). I thought it was just used for his performance but then I did some research and learned that even the iconic “Moonman” awarded to winners was updated with Kaws’s classic design. This was great news to me.
For the past 29 years, winners have taken home a trophy shaped as an astronaut on the moon. This year, they took home more than that; they took a piece of artwork. I know that I did not watch the whole show but I am going to outright say that this has to be the highlight of the whole show. Not only are rappers making music about art and using it in their albums covers, but now networks, which cater to younger audiences are transitioning into embracing art. This is epic and it is a huge leap forward to making art more accessible. Please find below some #SNAPS of the Kaws sculpture, which dwarfs his previous exhibits.
Sculpture from Kaws