Since the release of 2013’s Random Access Memories, Daft Punk have put out a great deal of very cool merchandise, including some helmet rings earlier this year. Today, they’ve released another piece of awesome memorabilia: a Limited Edition Portrait Painting of the duo that appeared in the Weeknd’s “Starboy” video, the helmed robo duo made a cameo of sorts via some regal portraits seen hanging on the walls.
It measures 27 inches by 41 inches, and features “archival ink print, UV cured, on unbleached, archival 14 oz canvas.” They cost $140 each, and are limited to 500 units. On the advertisement poster, they cheekily address imposters, telling fans it is “Now yours to (legally) own.” The whole thing has seemed to rub many fans the wrong way.
Just to give you an idea of what some Daft Punk fans/haters are saying, one Facebook user commented: “We don’t want f**king artwork we want a new album and a tour. And stop working with twats like the weekend. Thanks.”
Another, meanwhile, said, “Your merchandise to music ratio is starting to skew,” while one user said, “Why somebody would want this piece of shit on their wall?”
Well, it’s not that all. And ‘the top comment of the year’ goes to: “WE WANT A TOUR, NOT STUPID PORTRAITS”
In addition to the title track, Daft Punk appear on Starboy’s closing song, “I Feel It Coming.” The record is out November 25 (via XO/Republic), and includes appearances from Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, and Future.