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Limited Editions

LEWIS MORLEY: The Hidden Nude - Limited Edition

2,500.00

Boxed edition with one Type-C print in edition of 150

In a career that has spanned some 50 years, Lewis Morley has worked with equal ease in theatre, fashion, portraiture, magazine photography and documentary reportage. His body of work, particularly his portraits of key figures of 1960s London, is highly recognised. With his famous photo of Christine Keeler naked upon a chair, Morley produced an image that is probably one of the most memorable, and most copied, of any photographs of any time. Christine Keeler, London 1963. Keeler had been living with society doctor Stephen Ward, who introduced her to John Profumo, the Secretary of State for War in the Macmillan Government. Another of her frequent visitors was the Soviet naval attaché Eugene Ivanov. Pressure from Fleet Street scandal sheets forced Profumo’s resignation, Stephen Ward to suicide and Keeler to be imprisoned. Morley photographed Keeler in his studio above The Establishment at the behest of Peter Cook as publicity shots for a future film.

The limited edition of one hundred and fifty boxed sets of The Hidden Nude includes:

Lewis Morley - I To Eye, T&G Publishing, Sydney. Hardcover book with dust jacket, 400 pages with over 270 duotoned and colour photographs, signed by Lewis Morley and numbered to edition. 

8 page Booklet/Certificate (40.6 x 30.5 cm/12 x 16 in) with text by Lewis Morley.

Custom-made box case (474 x 368 x 70 cm/19 x 15 x 3 in). 

One Type-C print on Fuji Crystal Archive Flex (40.6 x 30.5 cm/12 x 16 in) numbered and signed by the photographer of Christine Keeler seated with chair, 1963, (as illustrated above).

Cotton gloves to safeguard print while handling. 

Type-C print on Fuji Crystal Archive Flex, selected for both its exceptional ability to faithfully reproduce rich and intense colour and its high resistance to fading and yellowing. It is presented in an archive-quality stable, inert 75-micron polyester sleeve that is guaranteed not to react chemically with contents. Cotton gloves have been provided to permit direct handling without leaving fingerprints.

Australian customers: 10% GST will be added during checkout.

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