Morgan Howell

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Morgan Howell is known for his extraordinary giant, hand-painted 3-D original paintings of classic paper sleeve 45 rpm singles.  In 2007, Johnny Marr stated to MOJO that 'the seven-inch single, as an entity, is an absolutely powerful, possibly otherworldly object'. In Morgan Howell's work, the natural wear incurred by the treasured disc is duly rendered in paint, making for a desirable artwork and 'consciousness portal' for vinyl junkie music heads everywhere. His attention to detail is fastidious, down to the authentically distressed and creased canvas that doubles as up-scaled paper sleeves and the tiny imperfections round the edges of the labels of the 27” vinyl records.

As Morgan himself says, 'They are a close copy of the originals, but you can see all the brush strokes and pencil marks.'

Morgan’s original paintings are attracting a following amongst musicians and music industry moguls. His painting of David Bowie’s 'The Jean Genie' sits proudly on the wall at Sony Music and famous owners include Ozzy Osbourne, Neil Diamond, Lord Lloyd Webber, Don Letts, Jerry Dammers, and Al Murray.

Examples of his work are a permanent feature of the Radio 2 Green Room alongside Elton John’s piano, and when the BBC interviewed The Rolling Stones in London’s Dorchester Hotel in the run up to their concerts at the 02 in November 2012, three of his supersize Rolling Stones singles formed the backdrop.

A matched pair of his paintings of The Beatles double A-Side 'Hey Jude' and 'Revolution' fetched £20,000 in an auction at Abbey Road studios. Morgan’s original painting for Blondie’s 'Heart of Glass' has earned a place at BMG Chrysalis, whilst The Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’ and The Clash piece 'White Man at Hammersmith Palais’ were auctioned in aid of Children in Need.

Morgan’s passion has always been his art.  In 2005, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art and in 2010, he was shortlisted and received display notices at The Royal Academy.

Alongside hangings at Radio 2, Morgan's work has been shown at 6 Music and the British Music Experience at London’s O2 Arena. A passionate vinyl collector himself, Morgan’s acute sensitivity to the sentimental value behind vinyl purchase and ownership endorses his artistic vision to revive the vinyl experience as a whole. In 2014 Morgan introduced a Classic Album Night to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles album 'A Hard Day’s Night', delivering a unique exhibition featuring live vinyl playback of the album on high-end audio provided by Hi-Fi Sonata and hosted by guest speakers Pete Paphides and Mark Lewisohn.

'Vinyl is returning to my life in a big way, in the form of Morgan Howell and Supersize Art. 'Ziggy Stardust', by David Bowie, is the one I bought. The one that will soon be staring down at me from my study wall. Vinyl. It's back. In a big way.’
Dylan Jones, The Independent

'Rarely has the MOJO office been so galvanised than when Morgan Howell popped in to show us his Supersized Singles. The 3D quality is uncanny, just like an original single has been blown up with some science-fiction enlargement machine and plonked on your wall.’
MOJO Magazine

 
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (SOLD)
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (SOLD)
70 x 70 cm
Painted Canvas Sleeve, Vinyl Disc with painted label
Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
70 x 70 cm
Painted Canvas Sleeve, Vinyl Disc with painted label
Dancing Queen - Abba
Dancing Queen - Abba
70 x 70 cm
Painted Canvas Sleeve, Vinyl Disc with painted label
Spitfire Wing
Spitfire Wing
67 x 62 cm
Original Mixed Media on Canvas
White Man in Hammersmith Palais - The Clash (edition of 9 copies)
White Man in Hammersmith Palais - The Clash (edition of 9 copies)
70 x 70 cm
Hand-made signed limited edition
I Can't Explain - The Who (edition of 9 copies)
I Can't Explain - The Who (edition of 9 copies)
70 x 70 cm
Hand-made signed limited edition
Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd (edition of 9 copies)
Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd (edition of 9 copies)
70 x 70 cm
Hand-made signed limited edition
See Emily Play - Pink Floyd (edition of 9 copies)
See Emily Play - Pink Floyd (edition of 9 copies)
70 x 70 cm
Hand-made signed limited edition
Green Onions - Booker T and the MGs (edition of 9 copies)
Green Onions - Booker T and the MGs (edition of 9 copies)
31 x 31 cm
Hand-made signed limited edition
I Will Follow - U2 (edition of 9 copies)
I Will Follow - U2 (edition of 9 copies)
31 x 31 cm
Hand-made signed limited edition
Paranoid - Black Sabbath (edition of 9 copies)
Paranoid - Black Sabbath (edition of 9 copies)
31 x 31 cm
Hand-made signed limited edition
It's All Over Now - The Rolling Stones (edition of 9 copies)
It's All Over Now - The Rolling Stones (edition of 9 copies)
31 x 31 cm
Hand-made signed limited edition
The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals (edition of 9 copies)
The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals (edition of 9 copies)
31 x 31 cm
Hand-made signed limited edition
Please Please Me - The Beatles (edition of 9 copies)
Please Please Me - The Beatles (edition of 9 copies)
31 x 31 cm
Hand-made signed limited edition
A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles (edition of 9 copies)
A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles (edition of 9 copies)
31 x 31 cm
Hand-made signed limited edition