The artist George Vlosich has a video posted on YouTube.com that has been viewed more than 1,600,000 times. It’s of him doing an Etch A Sketch drawing for the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team.
Each work takes between 60 and 70 hours to create, with prices fetching up to $10,000 for an original piece.
He has been featured in top magazines and on television shows all around the world (I found out about him from watching TV in Australia).
Looks like George Vlosich is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame and getting to meet a bunch of his favorite famous people (see his celebrities page on his website).
I mentioned the marketing value of ideas like this a couple weeks ago, so I’ll just quote myself.. “I think there’s something to be learned from stories like this. Especially for artists that are working away in the studio, feeling unloved by the media, and looking for a couple minutes of fame. The media are hungry for gimmicky, throw away ideas that capture the attention of readers for a moment.” Post it Notes and Marketing Art Post
Here’s the video on YouTube (he sped it up and edited it down to about three minutes, so you don’t have to sit there for 60 hours)
The Etch A Sketch art of George Vlosich can be found at his website here.