Arizona based artist Daniel Edlen paints portraits of musicians and entertainers with white acrylic on good old fashioned vinyl LPs.
A life long lover of music, he began selling them in late 2006 when a friend spotted them in his studio and suggested he offer them as holiday gifts. Since then, Daniel has been showing in galleries and selling them online.
above: Portrait of Lou Reed hand-painted on a vinyl LP by Daniel Elden
above: Detail of Bono portrait on U2's Joshua Tree LP.
Below are 24 of Daniel's works presently hanging in VH1's corporate offices in New York:
Hip Hop, Rock n' Roll, Pop, Jazz & Blues, Heavy Metal, Soul, Country and Alt, he works with all types of music and entertainers. These make a fabulous gift for any music and/or art-lover. He will also do commissions.
Here are just a few examples of his Vinyl Art.
Black Eyed Peas:
Check out more examples, buy one or have him make one for you here.
all images © 2010 Daniel Edlen
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