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Masterpiece in Minutes

You have to see it to believe it.



    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.