One Direction’s Harry Styles Builds Art Gallery in His London Home
An avid art collector, the English pop star Harry Styles, of the boy-band One Direction, is reportedly refurbishing his north-London home to include an exhibition space for his collection, the Daily Star reports.
According to the Irish TV station TV3, the 21-year-old singer has been investing in art for a while. His collection, which includes paintings, gun sculptures, and taxidermy, is reportedly worth over £200,000 ($307,400). Styles is said to be particularly fond of urban art, having bought a portfolio of prints by the English street artist Hayden Kays for £20,000 ($30,700) last year. His collection reportedly also includes “an Andy Warhol-style Kate Moss Painting,” and a painting of model Cara Delevinge.
Citing a source close to Styles, the Daily Star reported that what the musician really wishes for is for his favorite artist Bambi to paint a mural in his house. “The problem is that Bambi or Banksy won’t reveal their identities to anyone, and going to Harry’s house in person would compromise everything for Bambi,” the source said, adding “An entire wall painted by Bambi would run into a five-figure sum, but that wouldn’t faze Harry, and he knows how precious art is as an investment.”
Even if he can’t convince Bambi or Banksy to paint a bespoke mural for his £3 million home, an anonymous source told TV3 that Styles “wants to show off his art to family and friends and is proud of his collection.”
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