Alan Olley, Amanda Coe, Arthouse1, Barbara Howey, Bo Gorzelak Pedersen, Caroline Coon, Catherine Edmunds, Cathy Lomax, Charlotte Innes, Charlotte Metcalf, Christine Keeler, Claudia Clare, David Astbury, Dear Christine, Elysium Gallery, Fine Cell Work, Fionn Wilson, Guinevere Clark, Helen Billinghurst, J.V. Martin, James Birch, Jeni Williams, Jo Mazelis, JoWonder, Julia Maddison, Julie Burchill, Kalliopi Minioudaki, Kathryn Gray, Lewis Morley, London, Lucy Cox, Mandy Rice-Davies, Marguerite Horner, Mari Ellis Dunning, Murray's Cabaret Club, Natalie d'Arbeloff, Newcastle, Pal Hansen, Patrick Jones, Pauline Boty, Poetry, Profumo Affair, Rebecca Fairman, Roxana Halls, Sadie Hennessy, Sadie Lee, Sal Jones, Sarah Caulfield, Sarah Shaw, Seymour Platt, Shani Rhys James, Soho, Sonja Benskin Mesher, Stella Vine, Swansea, Tanya Gold, The Keeler Affair, Vane Gallery, Wales, Wendy Nelson
Dear Christine: A Tribute to Christine Keeler first took root in 2014, when Fionn Wilson painted a set of four portraits in black and white, based on 1960s photographs by Lewis Morley and others. Like myself, Fionn first discovered Keeler in retrospect. She asked other women artists, some of whom had lived through the Profumo Affair to contribute works about Christine. For many of us, her story represents a rite of passage. As Fionn notes in her foreword to the exhibition catalogue, the scandal “let the genie of sex out of the bottle” and “dealt a death blow” to class deference. At the same time, it unleashed a brave new world of tabloid exposure. “Never had the press been so bold and it has never looked back.” Continue reading
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