Renown artist Kehinde Wiley reimagines the iconic Moonperson for VMA's 40th anniversary.
Kehinde Wiley's reimagined MTV "Moon Person" was designed in commemoration of MTV's 40th anniversary, and was presented to winners of the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards. The trophy's design represents inclusivity and diversity, marked by botanicals wrapped seamlessly around the statuette's arms and legs as a commentary on the ethnic histories that surround the United States.
"The historical and cultural significance of Kehinde Wiley's 'Moon Person' is momentous. We could not be more honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of this project, and it comes as no surprise that his design is included in the exhibition alongside so many historically iconic artists. We are overjoyed and proud to have worked with MTV and Wiley on this award," said Society Awards CEO David Moritz.