Hendrix portrait with 5000 guitar picks


LEADING UK mosaic artist Ed Chapman has created a unique Jimi Hendrix mosaic out of  5000 guitar plectrums. It was auctioned last month at Cancer Research UK’s Sound & Vision event at the iconic Abbey Road Studios.

Ed Chapman said: “I’m delighted to be supporting Cancer Research UK at this year’s Sound & Vision event. The John Lennon piece I created for 2009’s event raised £6,000 for the charity, and I hope the Jimi mosaic can do the same this year.”

He was right because it was finally sold for £23,000 !

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  1. Cez - March 6, 2011

    so clever!!!! great art !!!

  2. Loren - March 8, 2011

    Awesome. Just Awesome!

  3. Anna Z - March 8, 2011

    Very creative way to use music guitar picks for a musical man.

  4. Kathy - March 8, 2011

    Wow! Who did this?! Whoever did mudt have a lot of spare time on their hands…

  5. kooka - March 8, 2011

    i LoVE THIS! 😀 very pleasent/clever

  6. cd - March 9, 2011

    I see at out there selling the guitar picks puncher…lets buy it and do something like this..

  7. fajas colombianas - March 9, 2011

    This is just too awesome.

  8. Erin Elizabeth - March 11, 2011

    Brilliant! I absolutely love this!

  9. Dave030966 - March 11, 2011

    That is just amazing!

    Years ago (20+ now) I knew a guy that did a portrait of Arlo Guthrie using just pencil dots. Up close, it looked like just what it was, but from 10 feet away, it looked like a B/W photo. There are some wonderfully talented people out there.

  10. Christopher Bellacose - March 12, 2011

    This is fantastic. I saw one done with a cassette tape that was pretty good as well.

  11. Kyla - March 12, 2011

    Hollyy sheeiittt this is awsometastic man.

  12. Jeni - March 13, 2011

    That’s awesome! I have at least a thousand guitar picks but they are just sitting around not doing much. Now I want to try guitar pick art!

  13. Usiku - March 13, 2011

    The jacket is most incredible the way the details are brought forth including the glitter effect.

  14. Nidhi - March 14, 2011

    Awesome work. Loved it

  15. How To Play Guitar - March 14, 2011

    Wow!!! That is BEAUTIFUL!

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  17. Meezark - March 16, 2011

    Absomother*&#@&%*lutely awsome Jimi was one of the greatest musicians and song writers ever bar none. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power then the world will know peace”

  18. numbchuck77 - March 16, 2011

    talent right there but the picture itself i dislike

  19. Rolando Alvarado - March 18, 2011

    This guitar player is alive his leyend is present and its music is and he/she will be forever immortal, I love you I mate thank you for your beautiful music, i love you Jimi

  20. Rolando Alvarado - March 18, 2011

    This guitar player is alive his leyend is present and its music is and he will be forever immortal, I love you I mate thank you for your beautiful music, i love you Jimi

  21. Krystal - March 18, 2011

    I love this! I was in NY a few weeks ago, and decided to do a trip cross country to see art. I thoroughly enjoy seeing people make art and beauty out of these kinds of objects.

  22. JuanJose - March 24, 2011

    Wow…this is ART!!

  23. Cindy - March 27, 2011

    Wonder if there is a poster available for purchase of this. That would be cool!

  24. Marlboro $20 per carton - April 7, 2011

    Beautiful Portraits. Great Work 😉

  25. Laura - April 21, 2011

    That is f**** AMAZINGGG

  26. Jay B. - April 24, 2011

    I never understood how people can create something lie this. Not only it had to take ages to finish but the detail and colouring is breathtaking. I like Jim Hendrix very much and this is a tribute no guitar player would mind to get.

  27. Laurel Cabrera via Facebook - May 24, 2011

    Espectacular !

  28. Tremolo - May 27, 2011

    A great advert for recycling!

  29. dave - June 5, 2011

    i’ve been cumming on a sham wow for the past 3 years after jacking off. i can definitely testify to the fact that it has done a great job of mopping up the loads from my chest without leaving a bit of residue. i also think it’s cool that it’s gotten so hard that it can stand on end now!!!

  30. George Bella - June 13, 2011

    Love the guitar pick hendrix piece.

  31. Sully - July 30, 2011

    Awww orgasm much

  32. SVincent - December 5, 2011

    This piece of art is truly amazing! See what creativity can do and at the same time, with the thought of giving back to the community. This Jimi Hendrix guitar picks masterpiece is just great!

  33. guitar picks - January 30, 2012

    Works of art that are created for a good cause is definitely admirable. There are certain wonderful things that can be seen here like Jimi Hendrix as the inspiration, guitar picks as the medium and of course, the cancer research organization that benefited from this masterpiece.

  34. PlectrumPicks - March 1, 2012

    Wow, this is amazing. I think I will start to collect my old picks now … hmm, what do you think, maybe Eddie VanHalen?

  35. Suffolk Graphic Designer - October 22, 2012

    Chapman has a great eye for colour. Very reminiscent of Chuck Close.

  36. Odile Janniaux - September 30, 2014

    Zappa, hendrix tu sèches les cours;-)

  37. Georgina Verbena - September 30, 2014

    Un Feliz cumple para JM de nuestra parte Regina Penedo

  38. Georgina Verbena - September 30, 2014

    Felicitaciones al artita, un trabajo genial !

  39. Terry Robinson - September 30, 2014

    Too cool! I want one for my “Jazz Kitchen”!

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