2016 BRIT Award winners to be handed trophy designed by Pam Hogg

Hogg follows in the footsteps of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin

Pam Hogg is the latest artist to design statues to be handed out at the Brit Awards.

Hogg, whose clothing designs have been worn by Taylor Swift, Bjork, Kylie Minogue, Debbie Harry, Siouxsie Sioux, Jessie J, Lady Gaga, Alison Mosshart, Roisin Murphy and Rihanna, follows in the footsteps of artists including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin in designing the awards.

Each of Hogg’s 2016 trophies will be individually and uniquely designed with a different look for each prize. Speaking about her involvement in the annual awards, Hogg said: “An artist’s true reward is that her/his work resonates and connects. Given a chance, the unseen unheard and unsung may also one day touch and unlock a waiting heart.”

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2016 will mark the sixth year that the Brits trophy has been given a makeover by a leading British artist. Previous creative designers of the statue have included Vivienne Westwood (2011), Sir Peter Blake (2012), Damien Hirst (2013), Philip Treacy (2014), Tracey Emin (2015).

The BRIT Awards 2016 will take place on Wednesday February 24 at London’s O2 Arena and will be broadcast live on ITV. Ant & Dec will return as hosts.

The 2015 BRIT Awards saw performances from artists including Taylor Swift, Royal Blood and Madonna, who suffered a mishap when she tripped over part of her costume during her performance of ‘Living For Love’.

2015 winners included Paloma Faith, who picked up British Female Solo Artist, Ed Sheeran, who won British Male Solo Artist and Sam Smith, who won British Breakthrough Act.

Meanwhile, former boy band member Abz from 5ive recently put his BRIT Award up for sale on eBay to raise money for his new life as a famer. At one point, bidding had reached over £1 million.
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