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Lot 2 (The London Auction - Live Online, 15th December 2020)


Ray Bellisario (1936-2018): 'Freedom - First Day Out Of Prison, Lying In A Field' Signed By Christine Keeler, 1964
photograph printed later, no.7/10, the silver gelatin print, hand-printed from the original negative, depicting Christine Keeler in a field on the day she was released from Holloway prison in June 1964, having served four and half months of a nine month sentence for perjury, signed by both the photographer and Keeler in black ink to the lower border
40 x 50cm

Provenance: Copyright purchased by the vendor in 2013, and following this an edition of 10 prints of this image were produced, all signed by Christine Keeler.

*Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.

Sold for £1,100

Condition report

Mint condition.



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The auction details are as follows:

Auction: The London Auction - Live Online, 15th December 2020

As we approach the one year anniversary of the launch of Sworders London Gallery, we are delighted to announce the return of The London Sale which will take place on Tuesday 15 December. 

Categories to include - pictures, watercolours, maps, prints, photographs, books, The Swinging Sixties, memorabilia, London underground posters and signs, silver and much more. 


Viewing by appointment will be held at our London Gallery, Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ as follows:  

Mon 7 Dec, 10.30am - 4pm;

Tues 8 Dec, 10.30am - 4pm;

Weds 9 Dec, 10.30am - 4pm;

Thurs 10 Dec, 10.30am - 4pm;

Fri 11 Dec, 10.30am - 4pm;

Mon 14 Dec, 10.30am - 4pm


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