MTV Music Award Sells for $13,800 at NateDSanders.com Auction House
MTV Music Award
An MTV Music award is now one of the more prominent music awards to win in the world of music. The other three would be, of course, a Grammy, an American Music Award and a Billboard Music award. The MTV music award hit the stage in the 1980’s and now we at NateDSanders.com Auction House, have sold two of the most important MTV music award moon man trophies for over $10,000 each. Please see descriptions, pictures and prices of each MTV music award that we have sold.
1998 MTV ”Moonman” Video Music Award for Best Music Video Direction for Madonna’s ”Ray of Light”. Jonas Akerlund directed the video, which also won Video of the Year and six more VMA’s. Trophy by Manhattan Design is a sculpture-in-the-round, patterned after the channel’s iconic Moonman bumper that aired at the top of the hour. Moonman’s flag displays an MTV logo, perched upon the pole that twirls freely in his hand. Engraved plaque on the base reads, ”1997-1998 / Best Direction In A Video / Madonna / Ray of Light / Caresse Norman”. Norman served as manager and personal assistant to Madonna from 1997 until 2005 and was found dead at her home in 2010. Award measures 11.5” in total height. Base diameter measures 5”. Weighs 6 pounds, 1 ounce. In very good condition, with scratching to the top of the base from Moonman figure rotating, warping to flag pole, cracking at the center of the M under Moonman’s foot and bolt jutting out from the underside of the base causing statue to wobble. With provenance from Julien’s. Sold for $13,800.
1993 MTV ”Moonman” Video Music Award for Best Video of the Year for Pearl Jam’s ”Jeremy”. Mark Pellington directed the video for the iconic grunge band’s controversial and prophetic song about a high school student who shoots himself in class. In addition to this, the most prestigious category, ”Jeremy” won Best Group Video, Best Metal/Hard Rock Video and Best Direction. Trophy by Manhattan Design is a sculpture-in-the-round, patterned after the channel’s iconic Moonman bumper that aired at the top of the hour. Moonman’s flag displays an MTV logo, perched upon the pole that twirls freely in his hand. Engraved plaque on the base reads, ”Best Video of the Year / 1993 / Pearl Jam / ”Jeremy” / Dave Abbruzzese”. Dave Abbruzzese is Pearl Jam’s drummer. Award measures 11.5” in total height. Base diameter measures 5”. Weighs 5 pounds, 6 ounces. Slight warping to flag pole and some overall tarnishing, else near fine. Sold for $12,353.
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