Video Of The Week - Artist Paints Roger Federer In Four Minutes

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On June 26th, French artist/entertainer Jean-Pierre Blanchard, stunned the guests that had gathered for the annual Swiss Venture Award ceremony in Zurich, by painting a portrait of tennis superstar Roger Federer in four short minutes. What's even more amazing, is that he did it entirely from memory.

This is not the first time the artist has given his audience a super-quick art tutorial - In the past, he has created equally stunning quick paintings of many famous celebrities and public figures including Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and even, Harry Potter. However, this is the first time he has been commissioned to draw Roger Federer, who he says was easy, given the athlete's strong distinguished features.

After captivating the audience with his performance, the artist auctioned the painting for 16,000 Swiss Francs (about $20,000) and donated the proceeds to The Roger Federer Foundation, a charity that supports children in Africa. What a productive way to spend four minutes.

Resources: credit-suisse.com

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127 Comments
  • majoko123
    majoko123Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:13 am
    He look funny lol :)
    • majoko123
      majoko123Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:12 am
      Yep definitely dancing
      • majoko123
        majoko123Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:08 am
        Is he dancing?
        • diamondkid
          diamondkidFriday, February 27, 2015 at 9:26 am
          omg
          • bellbrickMonday, February 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm
            He looks sorta mad but jees that is good
            • majoko123
              majoko123Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:18 am
              No he doesn't he just look like a dancing fish
            • cheetahluver
              cheetahluverTuesday, December 30, 2014 at 7:58 pm
              SO COOL!!
              • kimsam123
                kimsam123Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 6:20 pm
                That's so good
                • lionsrcute1
                  lionsrcute1Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm
                  WOW. I mean it, WOW. Period. I ♥ that thing!
                  • headream100
                    headream100Friday, March 7, 2014 at 4:17 am
                    MAN THAT'S AWESOME
                    • pinkxoxo
                      pinkxoxoSunday, August 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm
                      OMG!!!! OMG!!! I LOVE YOU TENNIS