Thomas Ostenberg reviewed in ART News: bit.ly/Kk0Jp
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.
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.
Gilbert and George said they were delighted to be painted by Paul Harvey and gave their full OK for the ad to be used.
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Best Album Artwork The Cure – '4:13 Dream' Guillemots – 'Red' The Killers – 'Day & Age' Muse – 'HAARP' We Are Scientists – 'Brain Thrust Mastery'
The biggest selling newspaper in Britain, The Sun, said this about Paul Normansell: www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2464507/Celeb-portraits-are-spot-on.html
The London Paper put Paul Normansell's Kate Moss 8 next to a £28m Monet which sold that day, and mentioned our show. It was this article the Head of Global Marketing for Rimmell saw and commissioned him to do a work for their lobby.
GQ writes about Paul Normansell's Kate Moss portrait in our show "Go Figure".
It was this article that the manager of The Killers saw, who commissioned him for their next albums artwork.