Bright Eyes – Art Garfunkel (1978)


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An Individual, limited edition, example of vinyl record silhouette art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single of Bright Eyes from 1978, by Art Garfunkel. Released on the CBS record label, this vinyl single has been reworked into the silhouette profile of a rabbit.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of the Art Garfunkel, The Film Watership Down, Rabbits  or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Bright Eyes
Media Artist/s: Art Garfunkel
Record Label: CBS
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Rock / Soft Ballard


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Additional information about this, Art Garfunkel vinyl art.

Art Garfunkel – The Artist

Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born1941) is an American singer, poet, and actor. He is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel.Highlights of Garfunkel’s solo music career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two UK number ones and a People’s Choice Award. Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has earned eight Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990, he and Simon were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2008, Garfunkel was ranked 86th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Bright Eyes – The Song

‘Bright Eyes’ is a song written by Mike Batt and sung by Art Garfunkel and used in the soundtrack of the 1978 British animated adventure drama film Watership Down and the later television series of the same name. The song is about death and in the film plays when the rabbit Hazel, the lead character in the film, almost dies after being wounded by a farmer’s gun. Despite its morbid nature, Bright Eyes was a huge success across the US and the UK. The song relates to the transition from life to death. This is highlighted by Hazel, initially when wounded by a farmer’s gun. Finally, at the end of the short animal life-span, Hazel (then Hazel-rah) departs his body and enters a spirit world. 

The Rabbit – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the side profile of a rabbit. Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae. The European rabbit, which has been introduced on every continent except Antarctica, is familiar throughout the world as a wild prey animal and as a domesticated form of livestock and pet. With its widespread effect on ecologies and cultures, the rabbit (or bunny) is, in many areas of the world, a part of daily life—as food, clothing, a companion, and a source of artistic inspiration.

Written by English author Richard Adams, Watership Down is a classic story of adventure and survival, told through the eyes of a community of rabbits, who set off in search of a new home when they fear the imminent destruction of their warren.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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