Jason Kelce’s team reaches out to get duct tape portraits of him made by Detroite

Jason Kelce's team reaches out to get duct tape portraits of him made by Detroiter

 

Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce loved a photo of his brother Jason Kelce, who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, screaming shirtless with a beer in his hand so much, he wanted it painted.

 

Jason Kelce's team reaches out to get duct tape portraits of him made by Detroiter
Travis Kelce play in a playoff game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium in New York on Jan. 21.

“I might get this picture painted,” Travis Kelce told Jason Kelce, during a recent episode of their “New Heights” podcast. “That picture is, I mean, everybody’s saying, ‘Put that thing in the Louvre.’… Honestly I might get somebody to make that portrait.”

Colin McConnell, a Detroit influencer, artist and owner of Detroit Respect, a local business selling Detroit-themed apparel, created two portraits per the Kelce Brothers’ open-ended request, using quite the tenacious material: duct tape.

Both portraits were based on two of Jason Kelce’s iconic moments watching his brother play and eventually win the Super Bowl last season; one of him shirtless and shouting with arms outstretched and a beer in hand and the other depicting Jason Kelce at a post-Super Bowl party where he donned Chiefs overalls and a lucha libre mask while DJ Marshmello and Patrick Mahomes stood at his side.

In a Facebook reel posted Feb. 16, McConnell showed off his process making the shirtless Jason Kelce piece: laying down layers of red duct tape before outlining the portrait in permanent marker and then sticking down strip after tiny strip of skin, hair and Chiefs-colored duct tape.

In the reel’s caption, McConnell reveals that the piece took him about 26 hours in total, finished over the span of a week.

On Feb. 24, McConnell posted pictures of his art to Reddit, bringing in attention and compliments from the online community.

In the reel’s caption, McConnell reveals that the piece took him about 26 hours in total, finished over the span of a week.

On Feb. 24, McConnell posted pictures of his art to Reddit, bringing in attention and compliments from the online community.

Some fans wanted to buy it, while others said McConnell should send it to Travis Kelce directly.

After his duct tape art became the subject of several articles in the following days, on Saturday morning, McConnell revealed on social media that Jason Kelce’s team reached out to him for the art and that they would be in the football star’s possession Monday.