Murder Suicide & Scandal Pop Art Gallery Series By Doug Kemp

Murder, Suicide And Scandal Paintings Art Collection

There were about six cinemas in Walthamstow and bordering Leyton in the early years. Best of all was a very small cinema, physically located in Walthamstow in Hoe St. but near The Bakers Arms pub junction, Leyton. This was actually called The Plaza but we knew it as The Fleapit. My mate, Dave Mead (from the after school Art Club), and I used to visit it almost religiously every week, when we could, from the mid-50s to early 60s.

This was because they didn’t just show the usual, run-of-the-mill films and many of those shown were foreign, from some of the great directors such as Fellini, Truffaut, Antonioni, Godard and Bergman as well as some of the then lesser-known British directors. Some of the older classics we saw there included The Battleship Potemkin, Casablanca and Key Largo which were no longer on general release and not usually shown by the more commercially minded establishments.

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Perhaps because the Flea Pit was catering for a specialist niche, it never quite seemed to have a full audience but whoever owned it and continued to show such films, I consider one of the great unsung heroes of the East End. They must have had a real love of film and passed it on to us. This was all before the conquest by TV and I sincerely thank the owners for their foresight and perseverance.

True crime has always fascinated me. My Murder, Suicide and Scandal artwork collection was influenced by film noir movies like Key Largo, The Wrong Man and the Blue Dahlia. The cars, the wardrobe and the depiction of gangsters from this period made an impression and still never fail to fascinate.

This collection of paintings and prints titled Murder, Suicide & Scandal is my own personal observation of some of the darker sides of human nature.


Scandal And Suicide Paintings Artist Collection

Origin of the word scandal? Scandal derives from a Greek word for “snare,” implying that one is “snared” into some form of moral failure. Scandal was originally a term used to describe some form of discredit or unseemly conduct by a religious person, where there has been a lapse of faith.

Scandal nowadays have a variety of meanings, with the most common being a word to descibe discreditable or immoral conduct or misconduct leading to damage to a persons reputation.

Lady Lucan 50×45 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Murder 2000s Artist Collection - Doug Kemp

The Lady (Lady Lucan)

The Lady. Acrylic painting on canvas 50 x 45 inches.

Lady Lucan’s name is Veronica Duncan, and she was married to Lord Lucan (John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan), a British aristocrat and a notorious gambler who ran up huge gambling debts.

Although separated, one night Lord Lucan went and hid in Lady Lucan’s dark kitchen when a woman came in. He hit her from behind. However, it was not the intended victim but the nanny to the three small children, Sandra Rivett. The poor soul was dead. A very long worldwide search for Lord Lucan after his disappearance in 1974 was in vain, with speculation that he had been smuggled away by the establishment or had committed suicide, although no body was ever found. He was declared dead in 2016.

ART STORY Lady Lucan

Angels 2 1933 ft John Dillinger & Johnny Depp 50×45 Inches Acrylic Painting Canvas Murder Gangster 2000s popart Doug

Angels 2 1933

Angels v2 1933. 45 x 50 inches Acrylic painting on canvas depicting John Dillinger.

The central subject is modelled on Johnny Depp. He starred in the 2009 Public Enemies’ movie, where he played John Dillinger. Johhny Depp was convincingly cast in the movie and his physical likeness to Dillinger made it readily apparent that his image should be used in this painting, titled Angels 2. ………. and not a Dirty face between them.

In 1934, the “G-Men” at Hoover’s orders, superimposed John Dillinger’s mugshot over their standard law enforcement silhouette targets. They were still using these into the 1950s.

Art Story Angels 2

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“Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.”

“Frying tonight!”

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Self Portraits – The man in my paintings are mostly representations me.

Freddie Mills Pop Art Painting on Canvas 50×45 Inches Murder Gangster 2000s - Doug Kemp Art

Freddy Mills Painting

Freddie Mills. Acrylic painting on canvas 50×45 inches depicting the murder/suicide (?) of the 1940s/1950s British champion boxer and one of the first TV sports personalities, Freddie Mills.

On 24 July 1965, Mills was found dead in his car, with a bullet hole through his…

Art Story Freddy Mills

Murder, Suicide & Scandal Artist PrintS

A collection of limited edition signed art prints from the Doug Kemp Murder, Suicide & Scandal art collection.

Art is an investment you can enjoy and has also a low correlation with stocks and bonds which offer diversification possibilities. Art is an asset and attractive investment over the long run as it is a store of value that may generate a moderate positive real return.

But can you actually put a value on it? – to realise an investment the work has to be sold on, so what happens if you actually like the piece and don’t want to part with it? Then, how long do you hang on to it with the aim of maximising profit?



Ruth Ellis 14 Minutes Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 50×45 Inches Murder Gangster 2000s Artist Collection Doug Kemp

14 Minutes – Ruth Ellis

14 Minutes. Sad story of Ruth Ellis. Painting on canvas 45″ x 50″ inches. Part of the ‘Murder, suicide & scandal art’ collection of paintings. Fine Art by Doug Kemp

Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in England for the crime of murder.

Ruth was convicted of the murder of her lover, David Blakely, on Easter Sunday 1955. In the USA, they would likely say “He had it coming…”. She was hanged by the state executioner…

Art Story Ruth Ellis

Little Bohemia John Dillinger, Acrylic Pop Art Painting on Canvas 50×45 inches Murder Gangster 2000s Collection - Doug Kemp Art

Little Bohemia

Little Bohemia (Image to be updated) . Acrylic painting on canvas 45 x 50 inches. Art story of Little Bohemia. This painting depicts the botched raid by the FBI (then called the Division of Investigation) against the John Dillinger Gang who were staying at the Little Bohemia Lodge, a rural vacation lodge and restaurant located off US Highway 51 in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin.

During the gun battle…

Art Story Little Bohemia

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“I Made A Promise To Myself That The Next Time I Got A Boyfriend I’d Be On The Lookout For Red Flags And If I Saw Anything I’d Do The Healthy Thing And Murder Him.”

Suicide Squad movie where Harley Quinn kills off Silvio Luna after getting jiggy with him and accepting his wedding proposal.

Self Portraits – The man in my paintings are mostly representations of me, usually a alter ego.

Murder, Suicide & Scandal Art Series

Murder in paintings. Albus Huxley can be quoted in one of his books describing the two protagonists of murder…

“It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged”

When murder is portrayed in art, we could add a third and fourth protagonist to this crime scene: the artist and the viewer.

Perplexing Situations 50×45 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Divorce 2000s Collection - Doug Kemp Art

Perplexing Situations

Perplexing Situations. Acrylic painting on canvas 127 × 115 cm also part of the Divorce series Art collection. Touch of the Industrial.

Parade 50×45 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Dancing Divorce 2000s Collections - Doug Kemp Art

Parade

Parade. Acrylic painting on canvas 127 × 115 cm the blond woman in this painting was re-worked in to a giclee print called Rosie

Chinning The Snake 50 x 45 inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Divorce Series Artist Doug Kemp

Chinning The Snake

Chinning the Snake. Acrylic painting on canvas 127 × 115 cm also part of the Divorce Series Art Collection

Crash Madonna 50×45 inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Dancing 2000s Artist Collection - Doug Kemp Art

Crash Madonna

Crash Madonna. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm also part of the Dancing Times Art Series Collection
Ghosts 1 50×45 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Dancing Divorce 2000s Artist Collection - Doug Kemp Art

Ghosts

Ghosts. Painting on canvas 127 x 115 cm. This painting is also part of the Divorce series art collection

Dancing with the Invisible Man 50×45 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 2000s Artist Collection Doug Kemp Art

Dancing with the Invisible Man

Dancing with the Invisible Man. Painting on canvas 127 x 115 cm. This painting is also part of the Divorce series art collection

Love And Violence Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Gangster Murder Art Series Doug Kemp

Love And Violence

Love & Violence. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s art collection.

Dont Ever Love Me Gill - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 2000s Collection Artist Doug Kemp

Don’t Ever Love Me… Gill

Don’t ever love me… Gill. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm. This painting is also part of the Divorce collection

Strolling Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Artist Collection Doug Kemp

Strolling

Strolling. Painting on canvas in the 1990s. This painting is also part of the Divorce series art collection

Chicago Artist And Model Acrylic Painting On Canvas The 1980s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Chicago Artist And Model

Chicago Artist and Model.Acrylic painting on canvas The 1980s Collection.

Soho Boogie Woogie - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 50x45 inches 2000s Dancing Art Collection - Doug Kemp Art

Soho Boogie Woogie

Soho Boogie Woogie. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm also part of the Dancing Times Art Series Collection
Jimmy Negs 45x50 Inches Acrylic Painting On Canvas The 2000s Murder Suicide Scandal Art Collection Doug Kemp

Jimmy Negs

Jimmy Negs. 45×50 inches Acrylic painting on canvas The 2000s Murder-Suicide Scandal Pop Art Collection

Cutting The Salami 36x45inches Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1990s Divorce Series Doug Kemp

Cutting The Salami

Cutting the Salami. Acrylic painting on canvas 92 × 115 cm also part of the Divorce Series Art collection

Dr M - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Divorce Art Series Doug Kemp

Dr M

Dr M. Acrylic painting on canvas also part of the Divorce Art collection

City Lies Acrylic Painting On Paper 1990s & Divorce Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

City Lies

City Lies. Acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s this painting is also part of the Divorce Series Art collection

Bell Book Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1990s Divorce Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Bell Book

Bell Book. Acrylic painting On canvas painted in the 1990s and is also in the Divorce Series Art collection. Not intentionally anything to do with The Masons but maybe Perry can be given a minor credit?

Friday Night At the Bell - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Modern Times 50x45 inches 2000s - Doug Kemp Art

Friday Night At the Bell

Friday Night at the Bell. Painting on canvas 127 x 115cm in the 2000s – The Bell is a pub in Walthamstow. In the late 1960s if a fight broke out, the landlord (an ex boxer) would often jump over the bar and referee.

Dont Ever Love Me Kay Acrylic Painting On Canvas 2000s Collection Doug Kemp Pop Art

Don’t Ever Love Me… Kay

Don’t ever love me… Kay. Acrylic painting on canvas in the 2000s, part of a set of two and this work is also in the Divorce Collection

Not Hiding Acrylic Painting On Paper 1980s Divorce Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Not Hiding

Not Hiding. Acrylic painting on canvas in the 1980s. This painting is also part of the Divorce series art collection

The Sculpture Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1980s Popart - Doug Kemp

The Sculpture

The Sculpture. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Popart from the Art lovers mini collection

Billie Agent Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1970s Gangster Fine Art Series Doug Kemp

Billie Agent

Billie Agent. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1970s. A seminal work in the development of Doug’s style.

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Sunrise Sunset Acrylic Painting On Paper 48x36 inches 1990s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Sunrise Sunset

Sunrise Sunset. Acrylic painting on paper 122 x 92 cm painted in the 1990s
City Lies Acrylic Painting On Paper 1990s & Divorce Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

City Lies

City Lies. Acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s this painting is also part of the Divorce Series Art Collection