• 10.16.13

The Most Absorbing Celebrity Portraits You’ve Ever Seen

Bounty backs the “paper towel Picasso.”

When is a paper towel worth $10,000? When it bears the likeness of George Clooney.


Artist Ken Delmar was cleaning his paint brushes one day, when he noticed how the two-ply fabric of the paper towels seemed to grab the paint right off the bristles. He decided to try a canvas switch-up and, after testing a number of towel brands, settled on Bounty. The company found out about Delmar’s works and decided to sponsor a show of his paintings at the George Billis Gallery in Chelsea. The collection included portraits of famous actors, from Clooney to Angelina Jolie, colorful mask-like faces, and all nine supreme court justices. See the portraits in the gallery above.

About the author

Jennifer Miller is the author of The Year of the Gadfly (Harcourt, 2012) and Inheriting The Holy Land (Ballantine, 2005). She's a regular contributor to Co.Create.