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Human After All? Madame Tussauds Unveils Hyper-Realistic Daft Punk Wax Figures

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Through some technologic magic, hyper-realistic wax replicas of Daft Punk have landed at Madame Tussauds New York.

Daft Punk may be no more, but the robots now stand frozen in time as wax effigies at the venue, one of the nation’s most popular tourist attractions. The brand-new doppelgängers of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo will appear behind a DJ booth in the complex’s Glow Gala area alongside models of Ariana Grande, Matthew McConaughey, Rihanna and Beyoncé.

They are styled in pyramid pendant necklaces—a callback to their iconic “Alive” stage—and custom-tailored replicas of their iconic, black-sequined Le Smoking tuxedo suits designed in 2013 by influential Yves Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane.

Madame Tussauds recently partnered with French DJ collective Maison Disco to organize an event at Brooklyn’s Avant Gardner and debut the wax visages. The night consisted of “an elevated audiovisual experience” soundtracked by classic ’90s French House music and a retrospective of Daft Punk’s timeless discography.

Daft Punk’s wax figures, which will appear at Madame Tussauds New York.

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Bangalter and de Homem-Christo’s wax figures were commissioned in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Random Access Memories, Daft Punk’s final album. The legendary electronic music duo released an extended version with never-before-heard recordings last summer before following with a stripped-back “Drumless” interpretation in November.

Ben Shapiro, Marketing Executive at Madame Tussauds New York, said the stupefying statues celebrate the enduring legacy of both Daft Punk and French House music.

“As Daft Punk and Madame Tussauds both share French origins, this collaboration is a testament to the innovation and artistic brilliance of those that came before us and the ability of music and art to transcend global boundaries,” Shapiro said in a statement.

You can find out more and plan your visit to Madame Tussauds New York here.

Written by: 98bpm Radio

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