Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, otherwise known as Daft Punk, are known for their secrecy – or rather, their unwillingness to be seen without their helmets. Then again, that’s just when they’re portraying “Daft Punk.” Even Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta comes out of her shell every once in a while (Lady Gaga).

Sculptor Xavier Veilhan, whose new collection is “inspired by the parallels Veilhan saw between music producers and visual artists,” was lucky to receive Bangalter and de Homem-Christo as subjects. Furthermore, it seems the two were more than willing to do the whole affair without their masks.

The funny thing is I didn’t even ask them, [says] Veilhan. It was a very logical response to my proposal: I proposed to introduce them as producers, not as musicians, and so after talking to them, we decided that they should appear with their civilian names. […] They proposed to me: ‘Okay, we should make the sculpture the non-existing image of us. So if somebody wants to see how we are like in real [life] they’ll have to look at the sculpture.’

Photo © Diane Arques; © Veilhan/ ADAGP, Paris/ ARS, New York, 2015, courtesy Galerie Perrotin

Photo © Diane Arques; © Veilhan/ ADAGP, Paris/ ARS, New York, 2015, courtesy Galerie Perrotin

Check out the whole story on The Creators ProjectClick here to learn more about Xavier Veilhan’s Music exhibition in New York City from February 26th – April 11th at Galerie Perrotin.