Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Elizabeth Taylor Collection sparks series of exhibitions
Posted October 2011
Throughout the fall of 2011 at sites around the globe, there will be a series of public exhibitions and events leading up to the sale of the vast collection of the late Elizabeth Taylor.
The three-month-long tour of highlights from Taylor’s immense private collection will begin in September of 2011. The traveling exhibition will make stops in major global centers such as London, Los Angeles, Moscow, Geneva, Paris, Dubai and Hong Kong. At the tour’s New York finale, Dec. 3-12, 2011, there will be an exhibition featuring The Elizabeth Taylor Collection of jewelry, fashion, decorative arts and movie memorabilia. At the close of that exhibition, Christie’s will embark upon four days of auctions, Dec. 13-16, to sell off the screen legend’s collections. Christie's New York will devote its entire Rockefeller Center gallery space to the public exhibition and sales, which are expected to draw several thousand visitors each day.
Jewels from the world’s finest design houses will demonstrate Taylor’s exceptional taste and her breathtaking, custom-made collection. Diamonds, rubies, pearls and precious metals will be highlighted by names such as Van Cleef and Arpels, Tiffany, Cartier and many others. It promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime global happening in the world of precious jewels.
Elizabeth’s impeccable sense of style is legendary. The actress had a life-long love affair with haute couture and designer accessories. Products from some of the world’s design powerhouses will be on display. The fashion accessories available on view from names like Versace, Vuitton, and Valentino will range from shoes and belts, handbags and hats to fine luggage. For the first time in history, some of the world’s most important pieces owned by a maven of fashion will come to the auction block. The last auction day, that is Dec. 16, will focus on select furniture, decorative arts and film memorabilia from the late star’s Bel Air, California home.
In Feb. 2012, objects from Taylor’s fine art collection of modern and impressionist paintings will be sold at Christie’s, London. Elizabeth Taylor inherited late 19th and 20th Century British and French works of art from her father, the art dealer Francis Taylor. Her art collection will be offered for sale at Christie’s in London in February 2012.
A portion of the funds generated by special events, exhibition admission and publication fees will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF), which was founded in 1991. ETAF provides funding to AIDS service organizations worldwide in an effort to assist those living with HIV and AIDS.
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