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KAWS COMPANION INVADES THE MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

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On August 25th, the MTV Video Music Awards are going to reveal a little upgrade.

The flag holding, Buzz Aldrin-inspired silhouette of nearly 30 years is receiving a temporary redesign by New York-based artist KAWS.The chrome MTV KAWS trophy is 13-inches tall, and riffing on the original it will present the Companion in a spacesuit, holding a flag with the MTV logo.

MTV president Stephen Friedman says that the new KAWS figure was made special for the August 25th Brooklyn broadcast of the VMAs at the Barclay Center – so I guess this is a one shot deal. Brooklyn based KAWS artist, Brian Donnelly will also design a 60-foot-tall inflatable KAWS Moonman for the VMA stage.

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You can check a cool 360 view of the KAWS statue here.

*photo credit: MTV / via MTV Buzzworthy

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