Sunday 31 May 2015

Happy 85th Birthday Clint

Yes, another year passes with Clint celebrating his 85th Birthday today. On behalf of all fans, we'd like to offer you our very best birthday wishes. I came across this story, just this morning from the Manchester Evening News. 

Clint Eastwood immortalised in mosaic artwork ahead of his 85th birthday

Manchester-based artist Ed Chapman created the £10,000 work out of thousands of bullet casings.
The iconic image of Clint Eastwood staring down the barrel of a gun has been immortalised by a Salford artist - in bullets.

Celebrated mosaic artist Ed Chapman created the work to mark the actor’s 85th birthday on Sunday (May 31).

The portrait of Eastwood in the 1971 film Dirty Harry was painstakingly put together over several weeks and contains exactly 8,890 used cartridges.

Six of these are .44 Magnum cases, with one being interchangeable, in a nod to the Dirty Harry Callaghan’s iconic line: “Did I fire six shots or only five?”

Chapman said: “I have always been a fan of Clint Eastwood and Dirty Harry is probably my favourite film of his, among so many other great movies.

“I had to go into a sort of trance to keep focussed on his portrait and I am delighted with the results.”

A buyer is already interested in snapping up the unique 87x140cm artwork, which is valued at £10,000.