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Monday's Odd Item In The Den-25 Portraits of Musicians Painted Directly onto Vinyl Records

by Jennifer Taylor
daniel edlen artist

Daniel Edlen is an American artist best known for his ongoing series of vinyl artworks. Using white acrylic paint and a unique style of pointillism, Edlen paints amazingly realistic portraits of musicians directly onto vinyl records.

Edlen, whose favourite band is the Beatles and favourite album is After Bathing at Baxter’s by Jefferson Airplane, says about music:

“Music has always been a big part of my identity. It’s an important language along with words and images to communicate with the rest of humanity. Think about what your parents sang to you as a baby, what you and your friends danced to after school, what stirs your emotions at weddings or sports games… even what you might have playing in the background now.”

For those wondering if the record is still playable, the answer is no :) The painted side would definitely harm your needle and is not recommended. Edlen says he tries to source records that are, ‘already damaged to the point they might be thrown away.’

You can find current vinyl artworks for sale on Square Market. If you’re interested in having a vinyl artwork of your favourite artist commissioned, the cost is $280 + shipping for a single framed portrait. Contact information can be found at vinylart.info


1. John Coltrane

John-Coltrane-by-Daniel-Edlen


2. Paul McCartney

Paul-McCartney-by-Daniel-Edlen


3. B.B. King

BB-King-by-Daniel-Edlen


4. Adele

Adele-by-Daniel-Edlen


5. Freddie Mercury

Freddie-Mercury-by-Daniel-Edlen


6. Lou Reed

Lou-Reed-by-Daniel-Edlen


7. Moby

Moby-by-Daniel-Edlen


8. Johnny Cash

johnny-cash-vinyl-art-by-daneil-edlen


9. Stevie Wonder

Stevie-Wonder-by-Daniel-Edlen


10. Frank Zappa

Frank-Zappa-by-Daniel-Edlen


11. George Clinton

George-Clinton-by-Daniel-Edlen


12. Amy Winehouse

Amy-Winehouse-by-Daniel-Edlen


13. Bob Dylan

Bob-Dylan-by-Daniel-Edlen


14. Roger Waters

Roger-Waters-by-Daniel-Edlen


15. Eric Clapton

Eric-Clapton-by-Daniel-Edlen


16. Ray Charles

Ray-Charles-by-Daniel-Edlen


17. Bruce Springsteen

Bruce-Springsteen-by-Daniel-Edlen


18. Jerry Garcia

Jerry-Garcia-by-Daniel-Edlen


19. Alice Cooper

Alice-Cooper-by-Daniel-Edlen


20. Jimi Hendrix

Jimi-Hendrix-by-Daniel-Edlen


21. Jim Morrison

Jim-Morrison-by-Daniel-Edlen


22. Sid Vicious

Sid-Vicious-by-Daniel-Edlen


23. John Lennon

John-Lennon-by-Daniel-Edlen


24. Gene Simmons

Gene-Simmons-by-Daniel-Edlen


25. Charlie Parker

Charlie-Parker-by-Daniel-Edlen

visit VINYLART.INFO for more.

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