Damien Hirst Designs Brit Awards 2013 Trophy


Controversial British artist Damien Hirst has given the The Brit Awards 2013 trophy a spotty makeover.

Hirst is the third artist to give the coveted music prize a makeover, following fashion designer Vivienne Westwood in 2010 and pop artist Sir Peter Blake in 2011.

The artist – who has courted controversy with his skull and butterfly art pieces – decided to play it safe this time, splashing the trophies with his iconic spots.

“I am honoured to be asked to design this year’s statue,” said Hirst. “It has become such an iconic award, I love the Brits.”

Brit chairman David Joseph commented: “Damien is truly one of the most important British artists and his reimagining of the statue will make winning a 2013 Brit an even more special proposition.”

The awards will be handed out at the ceremony on February 20. The list of nominees, revealed earlier this month, include Emeli Sande, Adele, Alt-J, Mumford and Sons, and Amy Winehouse, who has been posthumously nominated in the British Female category.

The Rolling Stones and Muse are scheduled to perform.