Roy Feinson Named Official Artist
Impressionist photographic mosaic created to celebrate the 50th GRAMMY anniversary
Award-winning artist Roy Feinson was selected to create the official artwork for the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards, it was announced today by The Recording Academy. His intricate work was unveiled at today's press event to kick off the organization's 50th Celebration festivities. A hand-crafted mosaic that uses hundreds of images — all of which are taken from various GRAMMY telecasts — will be used as the official artwork for the world's premier music event, as well as grace the cover of the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards program book, and promotional poster.
"We are proud to have Roy Feinson, a true artistic innovator, create this brilliant mosaic that reflects our journey and brings the past, present and future alive in an amazing, detailed image," said Recording Academy President Neil Portnow. "In commemoration of this milestone anniversary, Feinson's art emulates our rich history and unforgettable GRAMMY moments, while also spotlighting the ongoing excitement of the GRAMMY Awards. This 50th Celebration is only the beginning for The Recording Academy."
A true renaissance man, Feinson is an artist, writer, graphic software engineer and founder of Double Take Images, and has pioneered the genre known as impressionist mosaics. He brings a fresh approach to the 2,000-year-old mosaic art form, fusing technology and art to create a work that provokes new ways of thinking. He recently was commissioned by Disneyland to create 38 large-scale mosaics for the park's 50th anniversary. His artwork has been published globally and he has been a guest on CNN and numerous international radio shows.
The 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Feb. 10, 2008, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). For more information about the 50th Celebration initiatives and events, please click here.