BEATON AT BROOK STREET
Celebrated photographer, award-winning theatre and costume designer, illustrator, diarist, dandy and intimate of royalty – interest in Cecil Beaton and his world is greater than ever. Andrew Ginger, who with his company Beaudesert, curated the highly acclaimed Cecil Beaton exhibition at Salisbury Museum this summer, has collaborated with Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler to create ‘BEATON at BROOK STREET’ at their historic Mayfair premises.
CECIL BEATON AT HOME – TOWN & COUNTRY will be presented in The Yellow Room, contrasting Beaton’s London home, Pelham Place, with Ashcombe and Reddish, his Wiltshire country houses, through vivid room set recreations which reunite many of Beaton’s previously unseen photographs, artworks and possessions.
The exhibition also marks the launch of a new book, CECIL BEATON: PORTRAITS AND PROFILES, by Hugo Vickers, Beaton’s official biographer and literary executor. There will be a themed display throughout the Brook Street showrooms of photographs from the book, together with other portraits and artworks from private lenders, which have never been exhibited before.
Many rare and unique photographs are included from The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s, who have generously supported this exhibition.
18 November to 5 December 2014, Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler Ltd, 39 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4JE
Cecil Beaton Self Portrait 1938
© The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby’s