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Seminal Image of Mick Jagger’s Arrest Helps Bonhams to Go ‘Pop’

LONDON.- Bonhams announced that it is embracing the 1960s on 7th March when viewing opens at its New Bond Street galleries for both a specialist auction of “Pop and Op Art” and the selling exhibition of “Pure Sixties: Pure Bailey” – a collection of David Bailey’s iconic photographs from the 60s. An outstanding selection of works inspired by popular culture, and dating from the 1960s onwards will go on sale in the Pop and Op Art auction to be held at 2pm on Wednesday 10th March in New Bond Street. The sale features works by Richard Hamilton, a key figure in English Pop Art and co-founder of the Independent Group at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London – an organisation which was key to the movement’s development. From the 1960s Hamilton was represented by Robert Fraser and produced a series of prints entitled “Swingeing London” based on Fraser’s arrest, along with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, for