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London-born ‘cultural entrepreneur’ Philip Levine is ‘heading’ towards iconic status in fashion and art circles. The founder of creative agency Two Penny Blue and co-founder of the Lazy Gramophone, a couture arts and design label that supports emerging talent, spends part of his life as a walking work of art. Since 2006 he’s been using his head as a canvas; last month he appeared as a living exhibit at the Victoria & Albert museum’s Hintze Sculpture Gallery.

Philip, a member of the Observer Future 500 2011 (supported by Courvoisier), is inspiring both the folically-challenged and the artistic community with his sublime scalp.

I never thought using my head as a canvas for creativity would be such an invigorating part of my life. It has taken me on such a unique journey.”


Philip’s 1000- Swarovski crystal headpiece (created with more than a little help from friend and colleague, the professional body artist, Kat Sinclair).

If you’ve missed the posters of Philip’s different head designs, dotted around the capital (with thanks to long-term supporter Art Below) or the digital projection at Liverpool Street tube station, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Gillette-sponsored artist’s first solo exhibition is about to start at the NL, Dutch Cultural space in London’s Fitzrovia. Launching on Wednesday 4th May from 6pm, and showing ‘til 9th May, noon- 6pm daily. For further information or guest list requests email:

We hope to see you there.


Philip says, “Walking around London town and travelling are the best inspirations for (his) art.”

Philip continues to support CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), a charitable initiative that raises awareness of depression among young men. A bespoke poster image supporting the cause is on display at Gloucester Road tube station.

Images provided by Philip Levine. Photographer Daniel Regan.