New York, 28 June 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Christie’s has announced the sale of the Elizabeth Taylor Collection.
The lots will be presented to the public in a three-month exhibition running from September 2011. The touring event will travel to various cities such as Dubai, Paris, Geneva, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, Hong Kong and, in early December, New York. The auction will be held from 3 to 6 December 2011.
The collection includes jewels, haute couture clothes, film props, decorative art pieces, as well as modern and impressionist art paintings.
Elizabeth Taylor’s father, Francis Lenn Taylor, was an art dealer who owned a gallery in Beverly Hills in which he exhibited paintings brought back from the UK. Many celebrities visited the gallery, contributing to Elizabeth Taylor’s growing popularity in Hollywood.
Elizabeth’s collection of paintings comprises a prestigious set of British and French canvasses and drawings from the nineteenth to twentieth centuries. Some pieces were bequeathed to the star by her father.
The sale of modern and impressionist artworks will be part of Christie’s modern and impressionist art sale in London, scheduled for February 2012.