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Award, Statue, MTV Video Music Awards, blank

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National Air and Space Museum
Summary
This MTV "Moonman" statuette is the trophy given during the music television network's annual Video Music Awards. When Music Television (MTV) began in 1981, the new network about music, attitude, mood, and motion showed as their station identification colorized film of the Apollo lunar astronauts planting an MTV flag accompanied by rock music played on electric guitar. The award statue, designed by Manhattan Design, which also created the MTV logo, reinterpretted that film clip as a three-dimensional awards statuette.
MTV Networks gave this blank Moonman award to the Museum in 2007.
Designer
Manhattan Design
Credit Line
Gift of MTV Networks
Materials
Award: Zinc, nickel silver plate, brass, paint, felt
Dimensions
3-D (Statue): 12.7 x 12.7 x 30.5cm, 3.3kg (5 x 5 x 12 in., 7 3/16lb.)
Type
AWARDS-Trophies
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Inventory Number
A20080039000
Country of Origin
United States of America
Restrictions & Rights
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