Bronston's Violent Art

The biggest ever exhibition of art by the infamous prisoner Charles Bronson has gone on public display. Bronson has received critical acclaim for his pictures and cartoons, which depict his life behind bars. His drawings offer nightmare visions of life inside, drawn from his 31 years in jail, much of it in solitary confinement. The illustrations and poems are said to offer an insight into the tortured mind of a man known as Britain's most violent prisoner. Bronson was jailed originally for armed robbery but the sentence was extended because of his violent behaviour behind bars.The pictures are priced up to £2,000. Bronson has a chance of parole in two years so he may - eventually - be free to enjoy the fruits of his artistic success. Until November 13 at the Dyson Art Gallery in East London. For the full story - click the title Irish Art