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Eyebrows were raised when pop’s main man, Harry Styles, teamed up recently with the godfather of British art, David Hockney. The octogenarian artist captured the former One Direction frontman in a striped cardigan and pearls—inviting the singer to his Normandy studio for the painting session last May—later telling Vogue magazine that he “wasn’t really aware of [Styles’s] celebrity.” This quirky meeting prompted the UK comedian Joe Lycett to make his own portrait of the pop dreamboat. “Harry came to my holiday home in Padstow and sat for two days but I only spent about 20 minutes on the picture in the end ’cause I had an issue with my Russell Hobbs fridge/freezer,” Lycett wrote on Instagram. Lycett’s fetching portrayal even caught the eye of Styles himself who messaged him, saying: “If you’d ever consider parting with this masterpiece I’d like to hang it in my home immediately.” The deal was sealed with Lycett selling the pic for “£6 and a chunky peanut butter Kit Kat”.

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