Lily Allen, The Face Of The National Portrait Gallery

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 106 months ago
Lily Allen, The Face Of The National Portrait Gallery

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The singer's last wrangle with high culture ended somewhat unfortunately, with a widely derided position on the Orange prize judging panel that she ended up quitting due to ill health. She should fare better in her new, less demanding gig as the face of the National Portrait Gallery. A lascivious looking Lily portrait by Nadav Kander is being used for the NPG's new poster campaign, which encourages people to "take another look" at the Gallery. Those vexed that such a fine institution is resorting to tugging in Joe Public by a bit of celebrity flirting may be reassured by Ms. Allen's campaign companions, who include jazz musicians George Melly and Ronnie Scott, alongside cheese-wheezer and Blur bassist Alex James.

Last Updated 01 June 2009


A promotion for Lily, then. Her portrait currently hangs in the august company of Hazel Blears and that sarcastic bloke off of Green Wing.