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Masterpiece in Minutes

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    Raw Video: Hendrix in Four Minutes

    Here's Brian Olsen of "Art in Action" in action. (Published Wednesday, June 22, 2011)

    There is an artist named Brian Olsen who is a true performance artist.

    He creates stunning paintings of sports figures, famous people and heads of corporations in a matter of minutes.  The process is an choreographed event set to music.

    His canvas is a canvas, but he doesn't use a paint brush. This is finger painting at its finest.

    Olsen was in town doing a private show for a miner's convention, but stopped by to hang out with NBC Bay Area's Bob Redell Wednesday morning.

    In a matter of minutes, he painted Jimi Hendrix. Although the finished product looks like a masterpiece, if you watch the raw video at the top of this article you will see he actually did it in four minutes.

    Olsen's paintings start at around $1,500.