Harry Styles: art connoisseur. The boy bander recently spent a sizable sum — $33,000! — on original pieces by artist Hayden Kays, reports E! News.
If you’re not familiar with Hayden’s work (we weren’t), the controversial British artist uses type and simple illustrations in a “provocative and sexual” manner.
Not sure what we mean? See some of Hayden’s pieces over on his official website and check out a few of the ones Harry purchased. A couple of our personal favorites include the one-liner “69% of people find something dirty in every piece i produce” and “i think about sex every sex words.”
All told, the recently 20-year-old bought 20 pieces of art (hey, that’s one for each year!) from his fellow Brit. “He purchased them last week,” a source tells E! News. “They are original works and they are all unique. They are not prints. They are all done on the same typewriter. Each piece is hand-typed and produced.” Fancy.
This same source says each piece of art cost around 1,000 pounds, or between $1,400 and $1,500.
“The artworks show a level of sentiment and love and affection. They are social commentary and involve mind games. They have a theme of love and sex.” To make the pieces even hotter commodities, Hayden is reportedly no longer making this particular type of typewriter piece, leading the source to tell E!, “I’m sure that is why Harry snapped them up.”
What do you make of Harry’s art purchases? Something you’d like in your own collection, or rather stick to your 1D poster?