GRAMMYS® 50th ANNIVERSARY
"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"
~ Recording Academy President Neil Portnow
The Grammys® named Roy Feinson as the featured artist for their February 2008 50th anniversary show and commissioned him to do artwork for their commemorative magazine cover, a poster, and backdrops for the GRAMMY® nominations (read the press release).
Actual photographs taken of past Grammy® winners, were arranged in a seemingly haphazard fashion (at various orientations and sizes) to create the main image. "I wanted to evoke a musical jam session in which many musicians are playing their own styles while dovetailing with others around them."
The artwork was unveiled at a Grammy® press conference by 27 time Grammy® winner Quincy Jones and Joss Stone. The mosaic is a part of the permanent collection at the new Grammy® museum in Los Angeles.