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. Continue reading Sotheby’s ‘Cecil Beaton: Portraits of Vivien Leigh’ Exhibition
The third instalment of The Most Expensive Photographs Sold At Auction series sees prints from Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Andreas Gursky and Man Ray, whose Portrait of a Tearful Woman sold and entered the list earlier this year. If you want to see post one click here, and for post two click here.
Image: Annie Leibovitz with her children, Sarah, Susan and Samuelle, Rhinebeck, New York, 2015 (©Annie Leibovitz.)
On 16th January 2016 Annie Leibovitz is to begin a 10-city 12 month international tour of her new series ‘WOMEN: New Portrait’, an update of her ‘Women’ series of photographs, which were originally created in collaboration with Susan Sontag 15 years ago. The exhibitions, which begin in London at the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, are free to the public and will be held in various currently undisclosed locations, but not the usual galleries or museums. The series is commissioned by the financial services company UBS and is the largest touring show the company have ever staged, taking in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Mexico City, Istanbul, San Francisco, Frankfurt, Zurich and Hong Kong. The body of work will include photographs from the original series as well as new ones including portraits of Serena Williams, Gloria Steinem and Amy Schumer, and others which Leibovitz is still working on. The exhibition is expected to reflect “the changes in the roles of women today”.
Tickets for the London show will be available from December with the show closing on 7th February before moving on to Tokyo.
For more information visit: www.ubs.com/annieleibovitz
Leibovitz’s most expensive photograph sold at auction:
Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, London, 2007 on 30th June 2011 at Sotheby’s London ‘Contemporary Art Day’ auction at a premium of £50,450 ($80,820). The print was estimated to sell for £8,000 – 12,000.
The Archival Pigment Print was donated to Sotheby’s by Leibovitz and measures at 40”(h)x60”(w). Edition 5 of 10, signed & numbered.