Creative Feature: Farewell, B.B. King – Artwork Honoring ‘King of Blues’

B.B. King, Mark Hammermeister

Guillaume Bonamy (Blois, France)

Guillaume Bonamy (Blois, France)

Iconic Mississippi blues man B.B. King passed away peacefully at home in Las Vegas on Thursday evening at age 89.

Considered one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, King’s career took off in 1948 when he performed on Sonny Boy Williamson‘s radio program on KWEM in West Memphis.

With his unique style and famous guitar, Lucille, the 15-time Grammy winner released 43 studio albums and toured the world well into his 80s, often performing 250 or more concerts a year.

He was an inductee in both the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In honor of his musical legacy, this Creative Feature showcases the impression he left on visual artists around the world.

Michael Piper (United Kingdom)

Michael Piper (United Kingdom)

B.B. King by Tyler Woods (USA)

Tyler Woods (USA)

B.B. King by Justin Klanke (Detroit, USA)

Justin Klanke (Michigan, USA)

B.B. King by Monica Qaldas (Manama, Bahrain)

Monica Qaldas (Manama, Bahrain)

B.B. King by Leonid Afremov (Boca Raton, Florida)

Leonid Afremov (Florida, USA)

B.B. King by Geert van Leeuwen (Milano, Italy)

Geert van Leeuwen (Milano, Italy)

B.B. King by Sharon McKenzie (USA)

Sharon McKenzie (USA)

B.B. King by Paul Moyse (United Kingdom)

Paul Moyse (United Kingdom)

B.B. King by Tom Noll (USA)

Tom Noll (USA)

B.B. King by Jim Zahniser at RedRobotCreative (Pennsylvania, USA)

Jim Zahniser at RedRobotCreative (Pennsylvania, USA)

B.B. King by B.B. King by Mark Hammermeister (USA)

Mark Hammermeister (USA)

B.B. King by Akin Yaman (Turkey)

Akin Yaman (Turkey)

B.B. King by Emizael Moura (USA)

Emizael Moura (USA)

B.B. King by Steve Spencer (Arkansas, USA)

Steve Spencer (Arkansas, USA)

B.B. King by H.D. Timmons (North Carolina, USA)

H.D. Timmons (North Carolina, USA)

"Finessing Lucille" by Ebenlo (USA) of

Ebenlo (USA) at

B.B. King by Raphael Lopes (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Raphael Lopes (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

B.B. King by Steve Vanhemelryck (Oostende, Belgium)

Steve Vanhemelryck (Oostende, Belgium)

Rest In Power, B.B. King.