Oct 3, 2013

25 Musicians Painted Directly onto Vinyl Records

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

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

 

2. Paul McCartney

Paul-McCartney-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

3. B.B. King

BB-King-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

4. Adele

Adele-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

5. Freddie Mercury

Freddie-Mercury-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

6. Lou Reed

Lou-Reed-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

7. Moby

Moby-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

8. Johnny Cash

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

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

 

9. Stevie Wonder

Stevie-Wonder-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

10. Frank Zappa

Frank-Zappa-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

11. George Clinton

George-Clinton-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

12. Amy Winehouse

Amy-Winehouse-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

13. Bob Dylan

Bob-Dylan-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

14. Roger Waters

Roger-Waters-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

15. Eric Clapton

Eric-Clapton-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

16. Ray Charles

Ray-Charles-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

17. Bruce Springsteen

Bruce-Springsteen-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

18. Jerry Garcia

Jerry-Garcia-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

19. Alice Cooper

Alice-Cooper-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

20. Jimi Hendrix

Jimi-Hendrix-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

21. Jim Morrison

Jim-Morrison-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

22. Sid Vicious

Sid-Vicious-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

23. John Lennon

John-Lennon-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

24. Gene Simmons

Gene-Simmons-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

25. Charlie Parker

Charlie-Parker-by-Daniel-Edlen

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

 

 

visit VINYLART.INFO for more

 

 

 

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