Ah, It’s Bootsy (fine art..), Baby!

Now we know what he’s
been learning at that Funk


By Blurt Staff


Legendary James Brown/P-Funk bassist Bootsy Collins is now
getting into the fine art business. Dec. 21 will mark the first Bootzilla
collection. Collins will unveil the result of a lengthy process involving
photography, greenscreen, found images and archived elements, undertaken with
the aim of isolating and visually replicating what’s going on in his


Every piece in this limited-edition line of 300 will be
a one-of-a-kind collectible, each bearing a unique funk mantra created and
applied to the canvas by Bootsy himself. He will also number and sign each
piece, and add his handprints in acrylic paint. Each piece will feature a
number of hidden elements for its owner to discover. 250 of the 300 will
measure 40″ x 30″, while the remaining 50 will weigh in at a whopping
80″ x 60″. The first 1,500 people to sign up for more information at www.bootsycollinsart.com will receive a ‘golden ticket’ which will allow them to preview the piece on
December 19th, two days before its official public unveiling.


Incidentally, earlier this year, Collins made waves with the
opening of The Funk University (thefunkuniversity.com),
the online bass guitar academy masterminded and supervised by Collins himself.
You can read our account elsewhere on the Blurt site.



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