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Portrait of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, made of Skittles, from Super Bowl ad up for auction

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Daniel Uria
A portrait of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, made entirely out of Skittles, has been placed for auction on eBay. The portrait is a replica of the one that appeared in Skittles' commercial during Super Bowl 50. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Tyler's youth charity. Photo by auctioncause/eBay
A portrait of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, made entirely out of Skittles, has been placed for auction on eBay. The portrait is a replica of the one that appeared in Skittles' commercial during Super Bowl 50. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Tyler's youth charity. Photo by auctioncause/eBay

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A portrait of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler -- made entirely of Skittles candy, which was seen in a commercial during the Super Bowl -- is up for auction.

The portrait, for sale on eBay, is a replica of the piece featured in the commercial on Sunday, in which the real Tyler teaches the portrait to sing "Dream On".

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It was placed up for auction by Auction Cause and had received a high bid of $5,100 by Tuesday afternoon.

"Created circa last Tuesday, this one of kind portrait is handcrafted using over 20,000 Skittles. It is an important period of art history referred to by the French as 'plutôt doux' (translation: pretty sweet)," the portrait's item description states.

The portrait weighs about 50 pounds and measures 45.25" x 37.25" x 2.5".

All of the proceeds from the sale of the portrait benefit Tyler's charity, Jamie's Fund, which benefits girls who suffer from abuse and neglect.

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