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Darwen artist's Jimi Hendrix mosaic sells for £23,000

Lancashire Telegraph: Darwen artist's Jimi Hendrix mosaic sells for £23,000 Darwen artist's Jimi Hendrix mosaic sells for £23,000

A MOSAIC of Jimi Hendrix by Darwen artist Ed Chapman raised £23,000 for Cancer Research UK at an auction last night.

The piece, made from 5,000 plectrums, was the centrepiece of the fifth annual Sound and Vision fundraising event at the Abbey Road Studios, London.

The guide price had been between £12,000 and £16,000.

Event compere Al Murray bid for the unique portrait, but lost out to an unknown mystery bidder.

Ed Chapman, 39, said: “I’m delighted that something I enjoyed creating has raised so much for such a worthwhile cause.

“It’s more than we’d hoped for and although it’s nice for the person who’s bought it, it’s really, really good for a charity which works to stop a disease that sadly touches everyone.”

The event overall raised £340,000.

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5:37pm Fri 25 Feb 11

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Brilliant! but I'm very jealous of the buyer, I hope they enjoy it and give it the pride of place it deserves.
Brilliant! but I'm very jealous of the buyer, I hope they enjoy it and give it the pride of place it deserves. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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5:55pm Fri 25 Feb 11

Phuck Mei Banjina says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
Brilliant! but I'm very jealous of the buyer, I hope they enjoy it and give it the pride of place it deserves.
Aww well said Michael xxx
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: Brilliant! but I'm very jealous of the buyer, I hope they enjoy it and give it the pride of place it deserves.[/p][/quote]Aww well said Michael xxx Phuck Mei Banjina
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7:30pm Fri 25 Feb 11

sean_brfc says...

Knew it would sell for more than £16k! Well worth it.
Knew it would sell for more than £16k! Well worth it. sean_brfc
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3:11am Sat 26 Feb 11

nice person says...

What a fantastic piece of art well done it truly is amazing-Top work...Genius.
What a fantastic piece of art well done it truly is amazing-Top work...Genius. nice person
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10:02am Sat 26 Feb 11

andy1 says...

Great tribute to a great musician who died over 41 years ago. Thelegend of Hendrix still lives and hes still inspiring up and coming Guitarists all these years. Hendrix made a guitar talk not the computer rubbish we get today.
Great tribute to a great musician who died over 41 years ago. Thelegend of Hendrix still lives and hes still inspiring up and coming Guitarists all these years. Hendrix made a guitar talk not the computer rubbish we get today. andy1
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3:36pm Wed 9 Mar 11

bburnshadlad says...

a great musician.yeah right .he was a smack head who loved to toot the old crack pipe at night.and that mosaic is s**t.i wouldnt give a ten pound stone for it
a great musician.yeah right .he was a smack head who loved to toot the old crack pipe at night.and that mosaic is s**t.i wouldnt give a ten pound stone for it bburnshadlad
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6:09pm Wed 9 Mar 11

Farscape says...

I wish Cat would stop calling Ed Chapman a Darwen artist. She knows very well he doesn't live here but at Manchester. He has a tenacious link to the town as his late mother the well-known 60s artist Margaret Chapman grew up here. Top marks to Ed though for donating the piece to raise money for charity.
I wish Cat would stop calling Ed Chapman a Darwen artist. She knows very well he doesn't live here but at Manchester. He has a tenacious link to the town as his late mother the well-known 60s artist Margaret Chapman grew up here. Top marks to Ed though for donating the piece to raise money for charity. Farscape
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