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In MacMillian's Secretary of State for War John Profumo had an affair with a call girl named Christine Keeler, who at much the same time was sleeping with a Russian assistant Naval Attache Eugene Ivanov. Profumo denied intimacy with Keeler to parliament, and when the truth emerged was forced to resign. One of the sixties most significant chroniclers, Lewis Morley is most known for his portraits of the celebrities and rising stars from this restless and radical period, such as his iconic image of Christine Keeler seated naked on a fake Arne Jacobsen chair. In a photographic career spanning some 50 years Morley's work has.

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Available for sale from Atlas Gallery, Lewis Morley, Christine Keeler (), Archival Pigment Print, printed , × cm. The chair on which Christine Keeler sat in the celebrated portrait session has been correctly identified as a 'knock-off', or imitation, of the classic Arne Jacobsen model chair. Photographer Lewis Morley bought half a dozen of them in a sale from a London retailer (he thought it could have been Heal's) for five shillings.


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