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The Artist Behind The Special VMA Moonman

In honor of the award show’s 30th anniversary, MTV and the Brooklyn-based artist KAWS re-conceived the iconic statuette.

1. Meet KAWS.

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2. He’s the artist behind the new Moonman.

(Get it? Behind?)

3. Iconic figures are kinda his thing…

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8. Kanye is a fan.

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KAWS did the cover art for his 2008 album “808s & Heartbreak”

9. He’s also created a character called “Companion”

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10. Companion is big in Hong Kong.

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(Get it?)

11. And in the 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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12. Pretty mesmerizing, huh?

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13. You make Brooklyn proud, KAWS.

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See more of his awesome work at his website and his Instagram.

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