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Record Breakers Greg Frederick's original Vinyl Pop Art portraits are created with broken vinyl records and their packaging. Send your favorite photo and he'll turn it into a timeless piece of pop art.
ToastPop: Art Recycling Itself
One man’s antique entertainment is another’s artistic medium, right? Well, Greg Frederick certainly thinks so. In fact, he found such inspiration in vinyl records that he uses them to create beautiful works of art. The records, their sleeves, and their packaging are broken, ripped, or cut into various shapes and sizes. Once he has all of his pieces at the ready, Mr. Frederick puts them together like a giant puzzle into whatever unique image his brain melds them into.
His works have gained quite a fan following. They have climbed the artistic ladder high enough to have appeared next Andy Warhol’s silkscreens in the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian art. Amazingly, his works are ...
Hit So Hard
My art has now taken me to Hudson, NY where I presented portraits at Rock ‘N’ Remembrance: Tales of Survival and Rebirth at Basilica Hudson.
Not only was I excited to present my art, but I was presenting them to some of my favorite artists, drummer Patty Schemel, guitarist Eric Erlandson and bassist Melissa Auf der Maur of the band Hole....
Ebony Magazine: Artist's Diary
The date of the "eMerge" opening (July 12th) is symbolic to me as it falls on the last day of my 20's. As I've heard from many friends who have reached 30, they had a change in their lives where their careers gave them a better life with all the great responsibilities they loved. I hope being an "emerging" artist sets me on that path.I am very excited and anxious to show off one of my favorite pieces. As a hip-hop loving fan who's always bumped, Biggie since driving to high school in Arizona, I knew I had to make a Vinyl Pop Art portrait of the Notorious B.I.G. By far this has been my...
Artist Greg Frederick Channels Andy Warhol and Notorious BIG With Vinyl Records
Yvette Caslin, July 2012
What can we expect at eMerge: Danny Simmons and Artists on the Cusp art show?
The space [Strivers Garden Gallery] is amazing. I am showing two pieces that I am excited about: Andy Warhol and Notorious BIG. Both are made out of broken vinyl records.
Vegas Seven Magaine
Jarret Keene, July 2012
Look for Steve Whelan’s fully functional Swiss Army knife, as well as a tribute to Adam “MCA” Yauch, comprising broken records by New York City’s Greg Frederick. ...
Harlem Plays Host To Danny Simmons and a Bevy Of Upcoming Artists
Ezinne Ukoha, July 2012
Greg Frederick has had a lengthy and distinguished background in photography. His trademark is being able to flawlessly translate photos to canvas, and that ability to capture eponymous moments led him to experiment with vinyl records and the results are undeniably innovative and captivating. His stunning portrait of Andy Warhol is just a piece of the pie; he also produced a template of Michael Jackson’s world famous accessory – “the glove”. This is definitely an artist who understands the meaning of visual empowerment and historical embodiment...
Emerge Art Show at Strivers Garden Gallery Opens
Yvette Caslin, July 2012
The important art exhibition, eMerge: Danny Simmons & Artists on the Cusp, opened in Harlem on Thursday, July 12 at 6 pm. The exhibition, opening at Strivers Gardens Gallery, is anchored by the works of visual artist Danny Simmons, co-founder of Rush Arts Gallery + Resource Center, a core program of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Danny, brother of Russell Simmons, is also the co-creator and executive producer of the HBO series Def Poetry Jam and a published author...
Artists use everyday materials to create masterpieces
Brennan N. Johnson, July 2012
Thumbtacks, buttons and other everyday materials inspired emerging Harlem artists to create their pieces....
Emerging Art Exhibit Event
Stephen Knight, July 2012
Emerging Art Exhibit Event. Photos by Stephen Knight.
DZI: Greg Frederick Breaks Records For The Sake of Art
Yohance Kyles, March 2012
When Apple released the first iPod in 2001, the reign of the digital download began. The same way the MP3 is causing the slow death of the compact disc, a decade earlier the CD virtually killed the vinyl record. But like Lazarus, vinyl is experiencing a resurrection. The rebirth of the record is not only taking place in mom-&-pop music stores, but also on the walls of New York galleries thanks to the innovative vision of contemporary artist Greg Frederick.
Carmen Shardae Jobson, Aug 2012
Uptown New York continues to glisten with the history of the African and Black American experience. Befittingly, the haven of one of the greatest movements of Black artistic expression--the Harlem Renaissance--is also home to a new generation of provocateurs, with the current exhibition of eMerge: Danny Simmons & Artists on the Cusp, held at the Strivers Gardens Gallery on the East side.
Divas & Dorks
Susan Smith Dec 2012
Greg Frederick is known for using vinyl records to create eclectic pop art pieces. Though this piece was not made up of vinyl, Frederick took the opportunity to immortalize an acclaimed singer in his work called “Amy Winehouse”. The piece is..
Culture Pop: For the Records: Vinyl Pop Art
Brooklyn-based pop artist Greg Frederick is taking vinyl junkie to the next level with his stunning, vivid portraits made from broken pieces of old singles and LPs - from Michael Jackson's feet (immortalizing the moonwalk) to Notorious B.I.G. in sharded silhouette. We caught up with Frederick to discuss his inpiration and articis style...
Woodstock Times: Disk World
Here's a common memory from the olden days of vinyl, which gets a hipster return at the up-and-coming Orphic Gallery out in the Catskills community of Roxbury this Saturday, May 25. It was right around the time that RCA started putting out super-thin, highly flexible LPs (as in log-playing albums). This one kid say to another "They say you can touch the edges of the circle together." Suffice it to say that you couldn't, and what were left were vinyl shards - sort of like all those record collections destroyed in the bad passion of dorm-room breakups.
TheDailyStar.com: Roxbury artist's portrait exhibit is
Joe Mahoney, May 2013
ROXBURY — Greg Frederick is an artist who has likely broken more records than anyone reading this story today. By records, we mean that relic of the musical recording industry — vinyl long-playing albums (the ones with the small hole in the center) and 45 revs per minute single records (the ones with the considerably larger hole in the center)...
The Wild Magazine: Greg Frederick Is A Record Breaker
Alicia Caticha, May 2013
It's never too late to channel the great Andy Warhol. That's exactly what Brooklyn based artist, Greg Frederick, pays homage to in his series of vivid multi-dimensional celebrity portraits. Made from recycled LPs, his portraits infuse each musician’s personal style with his own new take on pop art and iconic images. And don't worry, he makes sure to only break records that are no longer salvageable!
Watershed Post: Greg Frederick Leads Celebrity Invasion to Orphic Gallery in Roxbury
The Record Breaker exhibit has been installed in the Orphic Gallery and it is spectacular in scope and quality. The over 50 pieces of iconic images from the rock and pop pantheon occupy two entire rooms of the gallery. Among the stars featured in the show are...
Watershed Post: Record Breaker Opening at Orphic Gallery a Smashing Success
Greg Frederick’s Record Breaker show at the Orphic Gallery opened to rave reviews last Saturday in Roxbury. Despite the stormy weather, a large, highly appreciative crowd attended the artist’s reception and marveled at...
Chronogram: Parting Shot
Jennifer Gutman, June 2013
About three years ago, Greg Frederick started breaking old records that were lying around his Brooklyn apartment. "I don't use vinyl that are playable," says Frederick. "I don't want to break anything that doesn't need to be broken."
But Frederick only breaks records in order to put them back together—granted in a very different form. His collection of portraits, mostly of iconic musicians, feature fragments of vinyl from LPs and 45s...
Broken Records Magazine
Laura Desantis-Olsson, Dec 2013
Broken Records Magazine just had an amazing interview with New York, vynal pop artist, Greg Frederick, who ironically enough creates his art out of Broken Records!! Courtney Love, HOLE, Howard Stern, and Christine Nagy are among the artists and celebrities Greg as worked closely with. Broken Records is looking forward covering his Manhattan solo gallery show on December 5, 2013 at Midoma, NYC...
Greg Frederick Set to Unveil "For the Love of Courtney"
Olivia Zech, July 2013
Revered vinyl pop artist Greg Frederick is returning to Las Vegas to present a new edgy show held at the Get Up Gallery from August 21st – 24th. “Downtown Vegas and Emergency Arts are my favorite places,” he says, “the people are so happy, friendly and love art.”
Known for his broken vinyl record portraits, his collection now radiates a....
Las Vegas Sun
Brooklyn based artist, Greg Frederick announces today he will return to GET UP GALLERY in Las Vegas, NV one year after his debut solo gallery show, with a “Hole” new group of art based on his journey to working with the Queen of Rock, Courtney Love. The show is entitled, “FOR THE LOVE OF COURTNEY” Greg states, “I find it....
Interview Magazine: Lipps Service
Scott Lipps, July 2013
Scott Lipps, Coutney Love's drummer and CEO of modeling agency, One Magement posted this pic of model Ashlie sporting our tour offical tour shirt in Canada to his weekly colume in Interview Magazine, Lipps Service.
özge gülsoy, April 2014
My 1st Turkish interview...
Meet The Artist - Greg Frederick
Phil Lenihan, July 24, 2014
Greg Frederick is returning to Roxbury for a two day residency at The Orphic Gallery on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 – 27th. Greg will hold court at the gallery from 12 to 5 pm each day and demonstrate his exceptional artistic technique by fashioning a piece of vinyl pop art during the course of his stay....
Breaking Records, One by One
Courtney Elder, Oct. 29, 2014
Distorted music blasted loudly from The Bishop in the Bedford Brooklyn Art Gallery in the belly of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Cameras flashed back-and-forth as a hefty crowd gathered towards the back- and right-hand side of the gallery. The entrance mirrored that of a New York City nightclub...
The Howard Stern Show
Jon Leiberman, Dec. 5, 2013
Howard 100 News got word of my "Piecs of Vinyl" art sow and interviewed me about my Howard Stern Show portraits... start at the 1:30 mark.
Alizé La Vie Magazine
Alizé Utteryn, Feb 2014
My 1st French interview...
E.D.W. Lynch, March 6, 2014
Artist Greg Frederick creates portraits of celebrities and pop stars out of shards of vinyl records and pieces of album packaging. The portraits can be purchased by contacting Frederick through his website. He also does custom portrait commissions...
Vinyl Galore Swept Verboten
Cristina Votta , May 11, 2015
Verboten hosted Vinyl Pop artist Greg Frederick to exhibit some of his work. The pieces on display mark his biggest to date and exhibited an array of various historical figures like Michael Jackson, Biggie, Marilyn Monroe, and many others...
Artist claims Courtney Loves owes him thousands after share of concert items went down the hole
New York Daily News, May 14, 2015
An artist claims Courtney Love owes him thousands of dollars for designing her tour merchandise.
Greg Frederick, a former “superfan” of the Hole singer, tells Confidenti@l he was promised a percentage of the sale for his T-shirts and accessories sold at her concerts.
It's weird what you find on the internet when you have such a public story.
The BBC orginaly created this video, which sums up my experience with Courtney Love.
For more info check out the Exclusive I gave to The NY Daily News.
UPDATE 9/17: I have yet to be paid a penny for my work and she's still selling my art.