THE DEATH OF BRONSON
The art and literature of "Charles Bronson"; Britain's most notorious prisoner
by KOD Staff
Infamous for being Britain’s most feared inmate, it seems that good behaviour is not in Charles Bronson’s vocabulary. Having taken over 11 hostages, climbed 9 prison roofs, and caused around half a million pounds in damages during the four decades he has spent in Her Majesty’s prison service, he has a violent reputation. With serious diva credentials, he is Broadmoor’s answer to Lil’Kim, having once demanded that a helicopter fly him to Cuba so he could compare his beard to Fidel Castro’s. The former bare-knuckle fighter was first arrested in 1974, for robbing a post office; however, his criminal career escalated and was extended to a life sentence when he led his art teacher round the block on a dog lead for 44 hours, simply because the poor man criticised his sketches.
But Bronson, having an aversion for law-abiding citizenship and manners in general, is controversially making the transition from prisoner to commercial artist later this month. Denouncing his old self, in a bid to publicise his reformed ways, he sold off all previous works done by Charles Bronson and has recently adopted the title “Charles Salvador”. And apparently with great success, as his work is currently being exhibited at the Zebra One Gallery in London.
An exhibition at the Zebra One Gallery in Hampstead will display the sketches from the 27th of March before they're sent to auction the following month.