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Justin Bieber helps Norfolk street artist to one million Instagram likes

PUBLISHED: 11:31 18 September 2015 | UPDATED: 09:04 19 September 2015

David Nash with the Hollywood cinema Alan Partridge artwork he did for the film premier. His work of John Lennon in Camden has been picked up by Justin Bieber. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

David Nash with the Hollywood cinema Alan Partridge artwork he did for the film premier. His work of John Lennon in Camden has been picked up by Justin Bieber. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A street artist from Loddon has added Justin Bieber to his fanclub after the star was snapped with his painting in London.

John Lennon Camden by David Nash before it was taggedJohn Lennon Camden by David Nash before it was tagged

The popstar shared a shot on Instagram yesterday of him standing in front of a John Lennon mural painted by David Nash and it has already received over one million likes.

Mr Nash, 41, from Loddon created the piece in Camden two years ago and didn’t expect it to last so long.

The artist, who paints under the tag of Gnasher, said: “A photographer friend tagged me in Justin’s image and I couldn’t believe it, apparently it’s part of the Camden tourism route too.

“I haven’t received any recognition yet, but that’s okay, it’s still pretty cool.”

Justin Bieber. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/APJustin Bieber. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

The owner of the wall now wants Mr Nash to repaint the portrait - which over the years has been covered in tags - so he can preserve it with a Perspex cover.

He is hoping to recreate the Lennon mural within the next two weeks.

The graffiti artist was also the man behind the portrait of fictional Norfolk DJ Alan Partridge, which was painted on the wall of the Hollywood cinema in Anglia Square and has painted images in Norwich of Rik Myall and Robin Williams after their deaths.

•See more of David Nash’s murals at www.gnashermurals.com/


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