2018 BRIT Awards statuette revealed

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The iconic BRIT Awards statuette for the 2018 ceremony has been revealed.

It has become tradition that each year a different statuette is created by an eminent artist or designer, and for the 2018 awards Sir Anish Kapoor, the renowned British sculptor, has taken up the challenge. The statuette has previously been designed by Tracey Emin CBE, Damien Hirst, Dame Vivienne Westwood, and last year by Dame Zaha Hadid.

This is the first time a sculptor has been involved with designing a BRIT Award, and Sir Anish Kapoor has a string of accolades to his name, including the Turner Prize for art. For more than four decades the artist has been producing some of Britain’s most visionary pieces, like the ArcelorMittalOrbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Speaking about the BRIT Award, Sir Anish commented:

‘I am pleased to have designed the BRIT Award for 2018. Sculpture is often a process of positive and negative form. I have made the award using both.’

The statuette features a blood red prism, rectangular in shape, which encases the figure of Britannia. Britannia is considered the female representation of Britain, and stands proud within the clear block of red. The statuette has been described as challenging perspective and pushing boundaries. Nominations have yet to be disclosed for the 2018 ceremony, to be held Wednesday 21st February at the O2 Arena in London. Lucky winners will be taking away, not only coveted engraved awards, but a unique piece of art too.

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