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    Sale 7434


    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 88

    DAVID BAILEY (b.1938)

    The Kray Brothers, 1965

    Price Realised  


    DAVID BAILEY (b.1938)
    The Kray Brothers, 1965
    oversized gelatin silver contact sheet, comprising 12 images
    numbered sequentially in negative
    20 x 14 7/8in. (50.9 x 37.8cm.)

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    From the artist;
    to Gordan Carr, Writer/Producer of BBC documentary 'The Name is Kray', 1969;
    acquired by present owner, 2002.

    Pre-Lot Text

    The Kray Brothers -- Reg, Charlie, Ron -- are an East End legend....To be with them is to enter the atmosphere (laconic, lavish, dangerous) of an early Bogart movie, where life is reduced to its simplest terms and yet remains ambiguous.

    FRANCIS WYNDHAM in notes to David Bailey's Box of Pin-Ups


    David Bailey's Box of Pin-Ups, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1965, n.p.; Bailey, Black and White Memories, J.M. Dent & Sons, p.77, for key image from contact sheet.