Jan 29, 2019
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25 Musicians Painted Directly onto Vinyl Records

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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

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

2. Paul McCartney

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

3. B.B. King

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

4. Adele

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

5. Freddie Mercury

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

6. Lou Reed

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

7. Moby

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

8. Johnny Cash

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

9. Stevie Wonder

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

10. Frank Zappa

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

11. George Clinton

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

12. Amy Winehouse

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

13. Bob Dylan

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

14. Roger Waters

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

15. Eric Clapton

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

16. Ray Charles

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

17. Bruce Springsteen

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

18. Jerry Garcia

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

19. Alice Cooper

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

20. Jimi Hendrix

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

21. Jim Morrison

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

22. Sid Vicious

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

23. John Lennon

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

24. Gene Simmons

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

25. Charlie Parker

Artwork by DANIEL EDLEN
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Commissions | Currently for sale

 

 

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