Vinyl Art - Painted Portraits Of Musicians & Entertainers On Records By Daniel Edlen

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:

Notorious B.I.G.:


Elvis Costello:

Snoop Dogg:

Ozzy Osbourne:

The Beatles:

johnny Cash:

Gene Simmons:


Sid Vicious:

Check out more examples, buy one or have him make one for you here.

all images © 2010 Daniel Edlen


AFare24Get said...

Those look amazing! I wish I'd of thought of it first.

Very cool.

TeeJayEff said...

I commissioned 2 pieces by Daniel and could not be happier. The second is of Nick Lowe, featuring a photo I shot of Nick at a concert in 1978. That personal touch made it just that much more valuable and worthwhile.

See the exhibit and buy some art!

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.