vinylart #hellomynameis Daniel Edlen and I paint portraits on vinyl records
Growing up in the era of the CD, my dad thankfully got me into vinyl. I love everything about it, from the pops and clicks and the ritual of dropping the needle to the blue sticky stuff to weigh down the tone arm just right and the smell of a record cabinet.
When I was a teenager, I was dividing my free time between art classes and used record stores when something clicked. I took one of my many salvaged and beaten old Sgt. Pepper albums and put brush to groove.
As digital music took over, friends suggested I start selling my work. There was an immediate response, probably related to the lack of something to hold of today's format. After a few group shows, word of mouth, and the growth of social media, it all started to come together.
Along the way, I had the privilege to paint pieces for the David Lynch Foundation auction, a VH1 gallery show, and have had my art become part of the Hard Rock Hotel vibe. I've loved being able to give back to the culture, to say thank you with what I do.
So, spinning vinyl is hip again. Something like 40% of vinyl being bought never even gets played. There's something about the tangibility of the memories, a physical thing, which lends itself to expanding collections. My work fills a niche, and makes for a decent wall of art.
Music has always been a big part of our identity, cultural and individual. Sharing that love of music has always made friends out of strangers and created a community. So we gather. And see the music.
http://vinylart.info
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vinylart #whphiddenbeauty - gather and see the music 1w

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vinylart "Everything you think, is true." Prince, @thewebbyawards #OnTheRecord #vinylart 1w

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vinylart So this was rather weird. Going to paint Prince on a purple Purple Rain Maxi Single. Printed out my reference photo, which is black and white. Only the black... printed out... in... purple. Hmm. 1w

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vinylart Updated my http://mkt.com/daniel-edlen and now ALL the recent pieces show up as AVAILABLE. If you're interested :) 2w
  •   maverickrobert I'm a huge fan my friend, beautiful work!!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent @vinylart Daniel 2w

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vinylart REintroducing http://vinylart.info - NOW featuring modern design and code :) 2w

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vinylart "Art is sacred. Punk rock is freedom. Expression and right to express is vital. Anyone can be artistic." Kurt Cobain #OnTheRecord #vinylart 2w

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vinylart Getting there with a new NEW site. That little VA logo is still giving me trouble. Animated svg. Fun stuff for #vinylart 3w

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vinylart "The wisdom is in the moments when the madness slips away and we remember the basics." Willie Nelson #OnTheRecord #vinylart 3w

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vinylart #NP - so good so good 4w

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vinylart Harold Vick on the broken record @what_can_brown sent me. Made for a cool composition. 4w

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vinylart So @prince sold. 4w

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vinylart framing continued #foreshadowing #vinylart 1mon

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vinylart So a while back I noted how many dead icons I paint. And then I framed and hung these. I shared a shot of the four pieces to the left. I didn't share the other two because he wasn't gone. Feel really weird about having hung it there. So sad. #ripprince #vinylart #foreshadowing 1mon

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vinylart framing continued #foreshadowing #vinylart 1mon

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vinylart Happy #rsd folks! If you're waiting in line and haven't checked out the new http://vinylart.info then take a look! It's fresh and sparkly for your mobile... 1mon

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vinylart "I don't have time to fight. If I fight, I hurt myself. I leave the judgement to God. The rocks in a river never prevented the water from flowing." Bob Marley #OnTheRecord #vinylart 1mon

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