Theatre removes Rolf Harris self-portrait that had been on a DRESSING ROOM wall

July 30, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Theatre bosses are removing a creepy Rolf Harris self-portrait – covering a DRESSING ROOM wall.

The disgraced star created the mural when he appeared in a family panto at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth, Devon.

But the 21-year-old painting will now be covered over after Harris was convicted of 12 sex attack charges.

This is the self-portrait of Rolf Harris at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, Devon, which theatre bosses have covered

This is the self-portrait of Rolf Harris at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, Devon, which theatre bosses have covered



The kids entertainer appeared on stage in 1993 alongside Bonnie Langford and Dougie Mounce in Jack and the Beanstalk.

Bosses were thrilled with the painting, which shows a three-legged Harris as Jake The Peg, peering out from behind a beanstalk, and decided to preserve it behind a perspex panel.

But in the wake of his conviction they have decided it’s no longer appropriate for the attraction, which was built in 1813 and is described as the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK.

Experts say artworks by Harris that were once worth as much as £70,000 are now worthless because of his crimes.

The Australian born entertainer used his celebrity status to grope and abuse young women and girls over a 40 year period.

He was jailed for five years and nine months but the sentence was subsequently referred to the Attorney General for being too lenient.

A spokesman for the Theatre Royal said: “The Rolf Harris mural in dressing room G4, which is currently protected by perspex, is now going to be covered in vinyl to obscure it.”

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