Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Gangster Art

Artworks from those doyens of the Parkhurst Prison art scene, East End gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray, will be up for grabs at Fakenham Racecourse on 11 July. Auctioneers James and Sons say the paintings include nudes, portraits, landscapes, seascapes, animals and still-lifes, some of them copies of works by renowned artists (CLICK). These Masquerade Masks certainly look familiar, though I can't place the original artist. It's a fitting subject for the Krays, because they wined and dined celebrities on the proceeds of crime. Reggie painted 37 of the pieces, Ronnie 5 (CLICK).

2 Comments:

At 23/5/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although they might be considered talented, they shouldn't profit when they should be remorseful and they shouldn't have priveledges, nor the chance to vote.

 
At 23/5/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

They're both dead now, so fat chance to vote. Their talent was poor, but I find it interesting what they reveal about themselves in their paintings.

 

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