Daft Punk’s fourth studio album ‘Random Access Memories’ is finally out today (20 May) and, to celebrate, Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco has launched ReDiscovery, an art show inspired by the Gallic dance dons. Featuring works by more than 40 painters, sculptors and digital artists, the show runs from 18 May to 15 June and over the next few pages we have some choice works.
A third robot? Let’s call it Pharrell Williams, who fronts Daft Punk on ‘Get Lucky’, now topping the UK singles chart for the fourth successive week. This picture is the brainchild of Gina Kiel.
Thomas Bangalter is a flower in Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo’s palm in this piece by Dave Greco.
Jason Ratliff’s interpretation finds our heroes casting technicolour shadows. Which – subtle link ahoy – draws a fair parallel with the kaleidoscopic spirals drawn on ‘Random Access Memories’. We’ll be art critics yet.
Phil Noto’s retrofuturist drawing places the duo somewhere in the middle of a-ha’s ‘Take On Me’ video.
This image by Andre DeFreitas recalls the pyramid from Daft Punk’s ‘Alive 2007’, the live document of the tour now credited with kickstarting the EDM movement in the States.
Daft Punk in their pants. Just what the doctor ordered, from Jen Rome.
Justin Van Genderen and the Daft Punk we see in the ‘Get Lucky’ video, now largely abandoning electronica and focusing on an organic, real instruments feel.
Daft Pinball, from Sam Ho. Some bookies have suggested ‘Random Access Memories’ could fly off the shelves this week and challenge UK album sales records held by Oasis’s ‘Be Here Now’ for the last 16 years.
Johannah O’Donnell envisages Bangalter perching a cat on his head. Give life back to mewsic. Oh go on.
Well, that’s not how we expected Bangalter and de Homem-Christo to look underneath it all. Thanks to Ruben Ireland for this vision.
ReDiscovery can be seen at Gauntlet Gallery, 1040 Larkin Street, San Francisco, USA from 18 May to 15 June 2013.