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Matt Held Paints Your Facebook Profile Picture (If You're Friends)

By: TrendHead - Published: Mar 3, 2009 • References: portraitpainted.blogspot and urlesque
Matt Held is an artist who paints people’s Facebook profile pictures on request. All you do if you want an original painting of yourself is add him as a friend so he can access your profile portfolio and then he might paint you.

What a creative idea to get easy access to free profile pictures via Facebook… providing you give him your consent, of course. I think the pictures are brilliant. Let’s face it, people do upload a lot of great shots of themselves. It would be hilarious to view an exhibition of a whole series of these. The online community turned into a piece of art. Beautiful.

To be considered for a possible portrait, all you have to do is join the Facebook group and add Matt Held as your friend. The artist himself aims at collecting a series of 200 paintings, so be quick if you want to be part of the community of mirrored self-portraits.