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The Unseen Frank Bellamy Basement Gallery Exhibition catalogue was published to coincide with the exhibition, in Acme Press' Speakeasy magazine #100 (July 1989). The long-running (10 years or so) comics fanzine-turned-professional publication folded in the early 90s. 

Speakeasy was founded by Richard Ashford, whom Alan Davis (the comic book artist) took to visit Frank Bellamy's widow, Nancy Bellamy. The meeting set in motion the events that resulted in the Acme Press/Speakeasy art show

The event itself took place at The Basement Gallery 391 Coldharbour Lane Brixton, London SW9 8LQ between the 15th of July and 3rd of September 1989.

We have listed the exhibition catalogue as it may be the only proof of a piece's existence, the size being important for identification purposes. There are illustrations accompanying the catalogue and we have noted page numbers below to allow the reader to match entries to pictures if they possess a copy. 

the unseen frank bellamy basement gallery exhibition

# 1) DEVIOUS WAYS TO WIN 
  • pencil, ink and colour (79 x 55 cm)

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#2) RED DEVIL DEAN SUGGESTIONS 
  • (50 x 40 cm) 

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# 3) THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE 
  • paint on board (47 x37 cm) - see p.13 of catalogue
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# 4) ROMANCE COVER
  • red background (40 x 31 cm)
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# 5) ROMANCE ILLO
  • red dress & curtain (55 x 37 cm) see p.13 of catalogue
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# 6) ALL MY OWN WORK  note
#7) SOLDIER IN STATION
  • pastels (53 x 38 cm)
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#8) EVEREST CONQUERED
  • colour (28 x 24 cm)

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#9) FRENCH INFANTRY with explosions
  • colour (39 x 33 cm)

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#10) NUDE BACK VIEW
  • pastels (59 x 50 cm)

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#11) LEOPARD IN THE NIGHT
  • (page and illo) - sepia (49 x 59 cm)

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#12) BULLFIGHTER
  • on CS10 (48 x 63 cm)

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#13) BULLFIGHTER
  • on Whatman (65 x 48 cm)

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#14) FLAMENCO DANCER
  • on cs10 (65 x 47 cm)

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#15) BULL'S HEAD
  • on cs10 (57 x 45 cm)

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#16) AFRICAN DRUMMER
  • on cs10 light (58 x 50 cm)

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#17) AFRICAN DRUMMER
  • on cs10 dark (50 x 41 cm)

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#18) MATADOR, BULL AND SWORD
  • (56 x 42 cm)

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#19) BUFFALO HEAD
  • pastel (67 x 54 cm)

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#20) ROMANTIC ILLO
  • blue background (75 x 53 cm)

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#21) LOS TOROS
  • on cs10 (54 x 78 cm)

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#22) PORTRAIT OF NANCY
  • (51 x 35 cm)

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#23) BATTLE OF BRITAIN Week 38
  • (28 x 29cm)

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#24) PEARL HARBOUR Dec 7 8.00
  • (32 x 37 cm)

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#25) GERMAN WAR 1942-1943
  • (36 x 38 cm) - see p.11 of catalogue

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#26) JAPANESE NUCLEAR MUSHROOM
  • (40 x 36 cm) - see p.11 of catalogue

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#27) WRIGHT BROTHERS
  • (50 x 28 cm)

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#28) WAR ILLOS: POLAND, FRANCE, RUSSIA
  • (SET OF 3) (32 x 16 cm) - see p.12 of catalogue

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#29) INFLATION CROCODILE
  • (43 x 36 cm) - see p.11 of catalogue

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#30) DOCTOR AND PATIENT
  • (27 x 23 cm) - see p.12 of catalogue

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#31) KING SOLOMON'S MINES - CHARACTER STUDIES
  • (24 x 21 cm)

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#32) LIFE STUDIES COLLECTION
  • 43 sheets - Various approx A3 mounted 
  • 6 small sheets A4/A5 signed 
  • 20 sheets mounted unsigned 
  • 1 sketch A4 pastel and wash  - see p.10 of catalogue

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#33) FRASER OF AFRICA
  • (44 x 36 cm)

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#34) RED MATADOR
  • (55 x 51 cm)

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#35) ANTHONY FALLOWAY
  • (42 x 29 cm)

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#36) BLACK DANCERS
  • (48 x 35 cm)

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#37) BLACK DANCER
  • (48 x 35 cm)

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#38) SAFARI
  • (54 x 39 cm)

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#39) NUDE -BLACK & WHITE
  • (31 x 35 cm) - see p.12 of catalogue

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#40) ZEBRA AND LIONS
  • (47 x 39 cm)

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#41) GREEN BUDDAH
  • (38 x 27 cm)

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#42) ROMAN CARTOON FOOTBALL, TELEGRAPH
  • (48 x 42 cm)

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#43) 26 X GARTH STRIPS
  • (55 x 20 cm) - see p.12 of catalogue

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