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PORTRAITS OF ELLEN AND OPRAH MADE OUT OF COFFEE BEANS

TWO LARGER-THAN-LIFE PORTRAITS OF ELLEN DEGENERES AND OPRAH WINFREY COMPLETELY MADE OF ROASTED COLOMBIAN COFFEE BEANS.

 
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Mateo Blanco is a rising star at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! whose art can now be found in our attractions across the United States from New York to Hollywood to Florida.

Coffee is one of the most important things in Colombia—and I made Oprah & Ellen of coffee beans

Mateo Blanco just his revealed his latest pieces of TV stars: Two larger-than-life portraits of Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey completely made of roasted Colombian coffee beans.

Blanco, who originally lived in Colombia, explains his strangely chosen medium in his interview “Coffee is one of the most important things in Colombia—and I made Oprah & Ellen of coffee beans.” He added that both Ellen and Oprah drink coffee on their TV shows.

In total, it took thousands of hours and thousands of beans for Mateo to make the art.

  • Ellen: 8,000 Colombian coffee beans
  • Oprah: 9,000 Colombian coffee beans

It’s Mateo’s dream for Ellen to see his art and to feature on her show! And we’re trying to help him and you should too: Click here and help us by tweeting Ellen the art.

In the mean time he’s working on another coffee portrait, Elsa from the Movie Frozen!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! JUNE 26, 2015

Al Rojo Vivo | Telemundo | Artista hispano crea obras de arte con pelos de perro

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Telemundo Es una división de Empresas y Contenido Hispano de NBCUniversal, liderando la industria en la producción y distribución de contenido en español de alta calidad a través de múltiples plataformas para los hispanos en los EEUU y a audiencias alrededor del mundo. Ofrece producciones originales, películas de cine, noticias y eventos deportivos de primera categoría y es el proveedor de contenido en español número dos mundialmente sindicando contenido a más de 100 países en más de 35 idiomas.

New York Post | Artist uses 10,000 peanuts to create J.Law portrait

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But how many did he eat?

An artist in Kentucky has constructed an epic, yet very bizarre, portrait of Jennifer Lawrence using only peanuts — 10,000, to be exact.

“She’s from Kentucky and peanuts are a delicious food to enjoy [while watching] a baseball game there,” Mateo Blanco explained to Barcroft Media.

As his nutty plan came to fruition, the 33-year-old painstakingly pasted each peanut onto a 52-by-78-inch canvas. His portrait shows the Oscar-winning actress smiling and rocking her hair in a bun.

“Jennifer Lawrence is [a] humble person,” Blanco added. “And very talented.”

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Lawrence Immortalized In Peanuts By Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

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Lawrence’s face has been immortalized in 9,658 Planters peanuts, thanks to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
The oddity empire has just received a peanut portrait of the Oscar-winning actress from Mateo Blanco, an artist based in Orlando, Florida.
The portrait measures 78 inches tall and 55 inches wide. It took him 400 hours to complete, including the painstaking task of gluing almost 10,000 shelled peanuts on a wooden board, nut by nut.
Ripley’s didn’t tell Blanco to use nuts. They just told him to go nuts.
Ripley’s commissioned Blanco to make a portrait of a person from Kentucky using a medium associated with baseball for a show about the national pastime next year at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville. Lawrence, the star of “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” hails from Louisville. Peanuts are the ever-popular ballpark snack.
At times, finishing the artwork became a hunger game for Blanco.
“I love peanuts, so as soon as I began I ate like three or four peanuts for every one peanut I put in the portrait,” Blanco said in a press release.
Blanco has done nine previous works for Ripley’s, including portraits made from dog hair, sugar, glow-in-the-dark pasta and balls of wool. Jennifer-lawrence-mani-Mateo-Blanco-close
Edward Meyer, Ripley’s VP of Exhibits and Archives, said preserving the edible art until it goes on display required special effort.
“We of course had to get it framed to prevent people from chewing on Jennifer’s ears,” Meyer said in the release.    
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