Fender Press Release:
“ONE-OFF JIMI HENDRIX MOSAIC UP FOR AUCTION AT CHARITY EVENT
LEADING UK mosaic artist Ed Chapman has created a unique Jimi Hendrix mosaic out of guitar plectrums, to be auctioned tonight at Cancer Research UK’s Sound & Vision event at the iconic Abbey Road Studios (24th February 2011).
The image is created from over 5,000 different coloured plectrums from Fender, whose guitars Hendrix was most often seen playing, and has a guide price of between £12,000-16,000. The funds raised from the auction will go towards Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving work. Those attending the sold-out event will have the opportunity to bid for the mosaic as well as a host of music one-off memorabilia.
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. “
Ed began creating mosaic works in the 1990s, fascinated with bringing a contemporary twist to an ancient medium. His work has a number of high profile collectors including world-renowned musicians, sports stars and TV personalities and has received substantial national and international press coverage.
Sound & Vision is being headlined by Tom Jones, The Feeling and Eve Selis and is hosted by patron BBC Radio 2’s DJ ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris and Nicky Campbell with Al Murray as MC and auctioneer.
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to research into beating cancer. It receives no government funding so events like Sound & Vision are essential in helping to fund its life saving work.”