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A Former Prince Artist

A Former Prince Artist.  
 Surrealist, Visionary British Artist 
Spencer Derry ART 

worked with the Prince Team 2014-16 and Prince Estate in 2017. I created hand-drawn concept art, painted art illustrations on paper. A great deal of these artworks was worn by the well-known musician the late PrinceAll Art Illustrations in the Photos & Posters below were created by Spencer. All the below artworks on this page are Copyright of Prince Estate & NPG Records. (barring two images; one is on the Official Prince Facebook, 1st screenshot on Profile & Second is My Cartoon Wants 2 Play With Ur Cartoon on Princestagram)

MAY - JUNE 2014

HITNRUN PT II - MAY 15th 2014 PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL LIVE. Birmingham, England, LG Arena. The Original '3rd Eye Prince Art' on tunic I illustrated.  

Above, the Original 3rdEyeArt illustration signed in bottom right corner 'Derry' whilst I was under the alias 3rdeyeboyThis artwork was worn by Prince in HitnRun Pt II Shows May - June 2014 in UK/ Europe Shows. I created this drawing on 12th January 2013, on my dining room table. I visioned this artwork directly on to paper and took about two hours to complete.

HITNRUN PT II - MAY 23rd 2014. PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL LIVE. First Direct Arena, Leeds, England. The original '3rdeyelens' art illustration which I created was on paper with acrylic paint and pen, this version was created in April 2014 HitNRun PT II

I was asked to create the '3rdeyelens' art illustration worn on Prince's tunic here in the photo above & below. I created this version in April 2014, based on my original concept drawing, which was created early January 2013 (the original drawing didn't have the afro). The April 2014 version was worn by Prince in May to July 2014 at HITNRUN PT II Shows (this photo above is from MAY 23rd 2014, PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL LIVE. First Direct Arena, Leeds, England. ) 

Note: Prince also wore this tunic at Essence Festival at the Superdome, New Orleans on July 4th 2014 in front of nearly 60,000 people.

JULY 4th  2014

Prince wearing the Original '3rdEyeLens'. Prince Official Art Illustration on his tunic at Essence Fest, The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. July 4th 2014, In front of nearly 60,000 audience.


Prince & 3rdeyegirl Official Art Illustration in Nov '14. Later Seen at HITNRUN US Tour Projection in 2015 {Modified} Notice The Eyes on Prince's shoulders Art Illustration, I created this in 2014 with acrylic, ink on paper.
Screen grab From Prince's Official Facebook Page on 16th November 2014.  Hand Drawn Art Illustrations created by SpencerJ. Derry
Prince - Official Facebook Page16th November 2014. Official Prince 3rdeyegirl Art illustration, created with acrylic paint and ink pen on paper (Main Banner). The Profile art portrait made with acrylic & ink on paper (2014)  (left)  is not owned by Prince Estate.
Prince - Official Facebook Page 18th November 2014. Official Prince Art Banner & Profile 


ART Projection at HITNRUN US 2015
Official Portrait Art Illustration, hand-painted with acrylic and drawn with pen on paper. I  created this artwork in 2014. Photo of the Stage Projection with 3rdeyegirl band in the foreground at HitNRun Tour US 2015.
Stare - Free Urself  - Official YouTube Promo Late May 2015. Art is seen in Back Projections at Prince & 3rdeyegirl HITNRUN US Tour 2015. I created the Art Illustration that is seen on Prince's Tunic.

Back Projection - Free Urself Artwork - HITnRUNUS Tour 2015
Free UrSelf Art is seen in Back Projections at Prince & 3rdeyegirl HITNRUN US Tour 2015.

Prince - HITNRUN US TOUR - Washington DC , Warner Theater , June 14.
Above and below photos: Prince wearing a 'Large Eye' art illustration on the front of his Tunic, with 'Shhh and Symbol' on the finger the back. The artwork was increased in size from an Original 'Alternative' 3rdeyeart Prince portrait which I painted with acrylic and ink pen on paper in Summer of  2014. Photos from Prince & 3rdeyegirl HitNRun US Tour 2015. 

28th - 30th SEPTEMBER 2015
Prince - Free Urself Single with Art by Spencer J. Derry on the tunic.
Free UrSelf Single on Tidal - 
28th September 2015
Free UrSelf  Single on iTunes - 
30th September 2015
Free Urself became Prince's final single released during his lifetime
Free UrSelf  Info about the song

Free UrSelf  Single Art was seen briefly on US TV.  2015

The Last Official Prince T-shirts on 3rdeyetunes- Closed late March 2016.
Free UrSelf  - Art Illustration 
The Last Official Prince T-Shirts 3rdeyetunes

Above: Official Prince Merch 'Free Urself' from late 2015. I created the original art illustration on a hot summer's night in 2014. This work of art was directly from my imagination, illustrated in one evening with no instructions. The keyboards in the sky are Moogs, which Prince used early on in his career. The eyes circling above the ladder are loosely based on the moon phases. The rest of the illustration not seen in this photo is based on symbolism. ( full illustration later published in full for Musicology2017 event at PP). 2 x Free Urself t-shirts were the last artworks on Prince's 3rdeyetunes  Official website which ended in late March 2016. There is a black and white photo of Prince standing in front of this illustration made in2 a door, near the kitchen at Paisley Park, when he played a gala performance around 21st January 2016 ( seen on Princestagram ). Also, this artwork is worn by Prince on his last studio single Free Urself on iTunes late September 2015. A version of this was also worn by Prince in his HitnRun US SHOWS in Spring / Summer 2015 and Projected in shows. 

Free Urself
Free UrSelf Official Paisley Park Poster October 2015. Artwork created on Prince's Shirt

Official Paisley Park Poster November 2015. New Funk - Featuring Art Painting of Mono Neon, a New Band Member. I used acrylic paint, pen on paper & the background was made in digital. I created this one very fast in late October '15 and I liked the finished result.

Original Art Drawing

I recently dug out the original file and remastered it. This drawing was on @Prince twitter & Instagram now moved to @prnlegacy Princestagram and twitter. The quality of that version is not so good. (see below 18th November 2015 Instagram post).

I was asked to create artworks for an Unnamed Prince band in late October 2015. One of the 1st was of Mono Neon & that painting I created was published on a Paisley Park After Dark Poster.  The last artwork I made was in late January 2016, an artwork of Adrian Crutchfield, which has never been published. The KAJ drawing that I drew was later added to the commissioned Fonky Bald Heads social media banner in Summer 2016.

Prince wore an illustration, illustrated by me on his tunic with a single eye on the front. Originally I made the artwork as a portrait. The team increased it in size to show the eye on front and a finger 'Shhh' on the back. It is different from the Free Urself Art illustration which was also created by me.  Seen at Warner Theatre in Washington DC  (2nd show) at the last 3rdeyegirl Concert on June 14th 2015. Seen here (link below) on the 1st photo worn by Prince.

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My Cartoon Wants 2 Play With Cartoon. All Rights Reserved Spencer Derry.

‘CRAZY 2 COOL’: The Current to play exclusive live medley by Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL
Prince • Segment of a HITnRun PT II 2014. Official Concert Film Crazy2Cool Prince Wearing the 3rdeyeart  Illustration tunic. Though slightly hidden under grey wrap. 

Paisley Park - 21st January 2016 - Piano & Microphone
Prince standing in front of a Paisley Park Door on 21st January 2016 at Paisley Park  The Art illustration on the door was later seen in full on Musicology '17 Poster. A photo was posted on Princestagram on 21st Jan 2016. Art Illustration on Door is by Spencer Derry.

Guitar Strap is displayed at Paisley Park
 Prince Guitar Strap 2016 by Heavy Leather NYC  with the Official Art Illustration I created.
One of the last Prince Guitar Strap 's which was made by Heavy Leather NYC
The guitar the strap was included in a Prince Expo at a Minneapolis Mall, January  2018.

A Celebration 2017 - Official Paisley Park Tour Book - Limited Edition. (Above) My Name is credited in this Limited Edition book as 'Spencer Derry'.


Musicology 2017 Poster - Art illustration by Spencer Derry
Official Paisley Park Poster from 'Musicology 2017' I created this Art Illustration in Summer of 2014. Owned by Prince and The Estate. On Facebook, my name is credited by Paisley Park in comment section only, see the link

Below; A rare tweet from Donna Grantis from 3rdeyegirl about the art I had created. 

MAR - AUG 2018
My Name is Prince Expo in Amsterdam - March to August 2018
My Name is Prince  Amsterdam 2018 Right in photo: The Original Hand Drawn '3rd Eye Lens' art illustration (April 2014 version) which I created and was worn by Prince at HITNRUN PTII 2014 / Essence Fest July 4th 2014. Left in photo: Free Urself Shirt with the eye illustration which I also illustrated.

We are pleased to announce Musicology 2020, Real Music by Real Musicians. Join us in the Soundstage Saturday, February 15th for a special performance by visionary vocalist, songwriter, and bassist @officialmeshell in ”Prince Reimagined." An American singer-songwriter, bassist, and activist, Meshell Ndegeocello composes music and writes powerful lyrics that explore the intersection between race, politics, and sexuality. A multiple Grammy nominee, her music incorporates a wide variety of influences, including funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae, and rock, and she has been credited for helping to spark the neo-soul movement.” Mark your calendar for General on-sale Monday, January 13th. Tickets will go fast! To learn more click the link in our bio. Artwork Credit: @spencerderryart #musicology #Meshell #princereimagined #realmusicbyrealmusicians #prince #paisleypark #mnmusic #minneapolis #minnesota #minnesotamusic #mnmusicscene #livemusic #music #twincities #mplsmusic #minneapolismusic #minnstagram #minnstagrammers #princestagram
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Musicology 2020 at Paisley Park
Name credited by Paisley Park
Art Illustration by Spencer Derry ART
This happened at  @PaisleyPark  soundstage on Saturday, February 15th was a special performance by visionary vocalist, songwriter, and bassist #MeshellNdegeocello  @OfficialMeshell     Visionary Art illustration on-screen  @SpencerDerryART    Audience Photo by  @on_the_one
This happened at @PaisleyPark the soundstage on Saturday, February 15th. It was a special performance by visionary vocalist, songwriter, and bassist @OfficialMeshell Visionary Art illustration on-screen Spencer Derry ART
Audience Photo by @on_the_one

All the above artworks on this page are Copyright of Prince Estate & NPG Records. (barring two images One is on the Official Prince Facebook 1st screenshot on Profile & Second is My Cartoon Wants 2 Play With Ur Cartoon on Princestagram)

Prince Related Artists, which Spencer has created Official Original Art for are The Fonky Bald Heads and Judith Hill.