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Glitter Girl Shines With 50,625 Sequins

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You can't take the sparkle out of this girl's eye -- it's in there permanently.
Glitter Girl

Glitter Girl

Ripley's Believe It or Not
Artist Jeremy Kirsch put this 7.5-square-foot portrait together painstakingly with 50,625 sequins -- turning it into what's believe to be the world's first photographic sequin mosaic.

It was part of ArtPrize 2011 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and while it didn't win the contest, it did win something else: attention.

So much attention that it was purchased by Ripley's Believe It or Not!

"How this piece didn't win the big money at the contest I will never know," Edward Meyer, Ripley's vice president for exhibits and archives said in a news release.

"Everyone was talking about it as the 'must see' piece. I fell in love with it instantly, and considered it the number one 'must have' piece for Ripley's from this year's Artprize."

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