Philip Levine (entrepreneur)

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Philip Levine is a British entrepreneur, trendsetter and artist. He is known for his unique head designs, for which he has coined the term baldazzling.

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Philip Levine started using his head as a canvas for creativity back in 2006 when he began to go bald. He did not want to conform to shaving his head like everyone else so started using it as an art form to express. Philip’s head designs have now become iconic around the world in the fashion and art scenes.[1]

Levine teamed up with professional body painter Kat Sinclair, who has created a myriad of designs that have ranged from his 1000 Swarovski crystal headpiece, to homages of artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Hokusai. Philip brokered a collaboration with Gillette, who are supporting his debut exhibition in a prestigious London gallery in May 2011. He was an exhibit during the Friday Late evening at the V&A on 25 March 2011 [2] where he was displayed on a plinth with his crystal head design.

Philip has worked for organisations such as Art Below and worked as a Cultural Attaché for the The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Kingdom.

Levine went on to co-found Two Penny Blue,[3] with Dan Johnston and Mark Goddard, a creative agency dealing in brand, sponsorship and business development, production coordination and event organisation. He is also co-founder of the collective Lazy Gramophone in 2003, a couture arts and design label that supports developing artists. He is business developer for innovative ethical fashion designer Ada Zanditon’s. He is also part of The Observer Future 500 2011.[4]

Also famously known as Phil "the terminator" Levine for his strong business sense.

Between January 30 - February 29, 2012. Levine's work was featured at Art Below's first "pop up" billboard show in America in New Orleans Billboard space used normally for advertising featured a mix of urban and contemporary art. A curated selection of 20 billboards flanking the major Mardi Gras parade routes. Running alongside the billboard show was an exhibition of the artists original works at Gallery Orange based in the French Quarter. Scenes and moments from this exhibition was screened on the Art Below web site in April 2012.[5] Levine also featured in Art Below's earlier exhibition Art In Motion. For two weeks from the 11th April 2011, Art Below took over the digital projection screens (2 m high x 3.7m wide) on the Westbound Central line platform at Liverpool Street, to bring you "Art in Motion". Curated by Art Below "Art in Motion" is a series of short films showing different artists actually in the process of creating their own work.

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