Sotheby’s announce a Photography sale in a few weeks time, concerning portraits of Vivien Leigh taken by Cecil Beaton. The exhibition runs from the 12th of September to the 26th, to coincide with the anniversary auction of Leigh’s belongings due to take place on the 26th. The exhibition will take place at Sotheby’s London. Here’s what Sotheby’s say about the upcoming exhibition and auction:
From 12 to 26 September Sotheby’s will present a selling exhibition of photographs of legendary actress Vivien Leigh by acclaimed photographer Cecil Beaton, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of her death and the sale of The Vivien Leigh Collection on 26 September. Part of the proceeds from the sale of prints will go to The Old Vic as the theatre itself heads for an important anniversary, turning 200 in May 2018. Beaton and Leigh first became friends in Edinburgh when Leigh was starring in a George Bernard Shaw play. Beaton subsequently photographed Vivien on film sets and for many fashion shoots. Click ahead to see some of these stunning portraits, accompanied by quotes about the actress.
The exhibition can be viewed from Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, and Weekends: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, from the 12th to the 26th of September (Closed 16 & 17 September), with prices starting from £3,000.
For more information about the exhibition click here.