Gallery Lily Clifford
Gallery Lily Clifford 

         "Behind the Portrait "             David John LLoyd B.A.(hons)                           M.A.

Exhibition 18.08- 8.09 new artworks by David John Lloyd B.A.(hons) M.A.

             "Faces of Silence" 

solo exhibition artworks by 

Simona Fedele

 

4 - 27 June 2016

     The Grim Years 1960 - 70s

“Down but not out… “ by Paul Lake

the legends of the violent twilight
the rough and the smooth
featuring artwork by
Paul Lake
Ronald "Ronnie" Kray
Reggie Kray
Mick Connor
David Fraser
and more.....

 

 

                     16th April - 25th April

The Grim Years: Unique Eastbourne Art Exhibition Show Casing the London Gangster Era

Twin gangsters Ronald and Ronald Kray were inspired by David Bailey’s iconic early 1960’ies photograph of them – so much so - that they commissioned their friend Paul Lake to produce a painting. The painting became their favourite image of themselves – and it is now being exhibited at Gallery Lily Clifford as part of ‘The Grim Years’ exhibition.

Eastbourne 04 April 2016: The most prestigious Art Gallery on the south coast of Sussex - Gallery Lily Clifford in Eastbourne - is proud to feature an art exhibition covering the ‘London Gangster Era’ in the 60’ties, 70’ties and 80’ties. The exhibition opens with an exclusive - invitation only – private viewing on Saturday April 16th 5 p.m.

Gallery owner Lily Clifford says, “Among the many unique paintings featured at this exhibition is the original Paul Lake painting of the Kray twins. The history which comes with the painting, includes a bullet hole and knife slashing, so if a painting could talk, it would probably tell a fine tale of witnessing a bit more than can be put in polite language. The original painting went missing for many years, but has now emerged from its exile having been carefully been restored – bullet hole covered – to its former glory.”

The Kray brothers named the painting ‘Down but not Out’ to help raise awareness of Reggie’s plight in prison, and approved the production of 200 limited edition prints of the painting. So having the original on display in Eastbourne is really a treat. 

The exhibition also features original paintings by both Reggie and Ronnie – exhibited for the first time in public. Also featured are paintings by David Fraser – son of ‘mad’ Frankie Fraser, as well as paintings by artist Mick Conner. Both capture the raw spirit and the insight of savagery associated with the ‘underworld’.

Ronnie Kray 

Reggie Kray

Mick Connor

‘Down but not Out’ by Paul Lake

Among the many unique paintings featured at this exhibition is the original Paul Lake painting of the Kray twins. The history which comes with the painting, includes a bullet hole and knife slashing, so if a painting could talk, it would probably tell a fine tale of witnessing a bit more than can be put in polite language. The original painting went missing for many years, but has now emerged from its exile having been carefully been restored – bullet hole covered – to its former glory.

The Kray brothers named the painting ‘Down but not Out’ to help raise awareness of Reggie’s plight in prison, and approved the production of 200 limited edition prints of the painting. So having the original on display in Eastbourne is really a treat.  

Gallery Lily Clifford 

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