An excerpt from the press release for Paul Harvey‘s new exhibition:
Gilbert and George, the Mighty Boosh and the White Stripes are famous double acts in Famous Doubles, a new show of paintings by Paul Harvey in October in Notting Hill. Gilbert and George have given their backing to the painting depicting them — but not all the other subjects [The Mighty Boosh and White Stripes] were so happy.
Paul Harvey, the punk rocker, painter and Stuckist artist, was contacted by Andrew Armstrong, the Director of JOB Cigarette Papers, with the commission of a lifetime – to bring up to date the legendary advertising posters of JOB, which were painted by Paul’s idol, Alphonse Mucha, in the 19th century. However, it came with some controversy! JOB’s slogan is “Original Doubles” so Paul painted famous duos of our generation. He painted The Mighty Boosh, The White Stripes and Gilbert and George…
Famous Doubles is promoted by Fraser Kee Scott of A Gallery at the Wanted Gallery. The show runs 23 October-8 November 2009 at Wanted Gallery, 15b Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, W11 2EE. It is open Wednesday to Sunday 11-6.
First posted: Monday, October 19th, 2009.