Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Ronnie Kray, Artist!

Ronnie Kray - Country Cottage (ca 1970)Seven daubs by gangster Ronnie Kray, painted while doing porridge in Parkhurst Prison on the Isle of Wight, are up for grabs at Mander Auctions in Suffolk on 26 July, starting 11am. Their estimated value is £1,500 to £2,000 each. It wouldn't surprise me if they make more. Despite being vicious criminals, the Krays still have admirers in the East End of London who see them as local lads made good! And so English-sounding: Reggie and Ronnie. Most of today's criminals that hit the headlines in the UK have unpronounceable foreign names.

2 Comments:

At 12/8/09, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes and Ronnie has since been posthumously elected as an honourary member of the Idiosynchronist art movement for his services to
Art and Politics.
Without him would we have ever discovered the level of blatant corruption and bullshit that exists in both those worlds?

 
At 12/8/09, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Like it. But I'm sure we would have discovered all the corruption and bullshit in art and politics without Ronnie's help. Visit the Stuckist's website to read their campaign against Sir Nick of Tate Modern. Wanna buy some elephant dung artworks, bwana?

 

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