Images of Kray Twins' Sensitive Side Go on Sale in Chiswick
Two oil landscapes bearing prison stamps auctioned by fellow inmate
Two oil paintings created by the notorious Kray twins went under the hammer on Tuesday 11th March at Chiswick Auction Rooms.
The two lots:
• Reggie Kray, 1933-2000, oil on card of a hillside landscape with cottage in the foreground, signed, bearing H.M. Prison Parkhurst stamp and
had estimates of £600-£1,200 and £600-£800 respectively.
The paintings, sold by a former fellow inmate who won them in a game of cards, are just two examples of work produced by the notoriously violent bothers after they were jailed for life in 1968.
A spokesman for Chiswick Auctions said, “We expect these two to go for between £800 and £1,500 each.”
A similar painting by Ronnie Kray sold two years ago at auction £2,200, twice the expected estimate.
These two paintings were sold as one lot to a private bidder for £4,800.
March 15, 2008