Christine Keeler Contact Sheet (1963)

LEWIS MORLEY (1925-2013)

Matte silver gelatin print; signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/10 by the photographer in gold ink
In period silver gilt frame

57cm x 67cm in the frame


Lewis Morley’s photograph of Christine Keeler sitting naked the wrong way round on an Arne Jacobsen chair has become one of the defining images of the 1960s. A combination of pin-up and icon, suggestive both of sexual liberation and at the same time of the penalties of sexual exploitation, it occupies a morally ambiguous universe. It was taken in May 1963, when Christine Keeler came to Lewis Morley’s studio over the Establishment Club in Greek Street to be photographed to promote a film on the Profumo Affair.

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