NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's announced the official dates for a landmark series of public exhibitions and special events leading up to the sale of the collection of Elizabeth Taylor, the celebrated film star, fashion icon, and humanitarian. In tribute to this amazing woman and her legions of fans worldwide, Christie's has arranged for an international, three-month tour of highlights from her expansive collection that starts in September 2011 and includes stops in Moscow, London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Geneva, Paris, and Hong Kong.
Luckily, most of the worldwide members of the ArtKabinett collectors social network live somewhere near these upcoming exhibitions.
The tour will culminate in New York in early December with a special ten-day, museum-quality exhibition of Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry, fashion, accessories, decorative arts and memorabilia, followed by four consecutive days of auctions.
For this pivotal event, slated for December 3 to December 16, 2011, 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.
Marc Porter, Chairman and President of Christie's Americas, noted: “Christie’s is honored to have been entrusted with this important role in celebrating the extraordinary life and legacy of Elizabeth Taylor. The global tour and exhibition of her collection at Christie's will be a window into the world of a true icon, a rare woman who was at once an international film and fashion star, loving mother, successful businesswoman, and generous humanitarian.
This collection of her many cherished possessions will bring us closer to the essence of Elizabeth Taylor’s unique spirit, and promises to inspire admiration, delight, and at times, sheer wonder, in all who come to see it.”
In keeping with Elizabeth Taylor’s life-long devotion to humanitarian causes, Christie’s is pleased to announce that a portion of the monies generated by exhibition admissions, events and publications related to the sales will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF).
Founded in 1991, ETAF provides funding to AIDS service organizations throughout the world to assist those living with HIV and AIDS.
The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor
• Public Exhibition: The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor December 3 – 12, 2011
• The Legendary Jewels, Evening Sale December 13, 2011
• Jewelry (Sessions II & III) December 14, 2011
• The Icon and her Haute Couture, Evening Sale December 14, 2011
• Fashion and Accessories (Sessions II, III & IV) December 15, 2011
• Fine and Decorative Art & Film Memorabilia, including costumes December 16, 2011
Impressionist & Modern Art February 2012, Christie’s London