Renowned auction house Christie's has announced a new exhibition and sale dedicated to the collection of late British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor in September 2011.
In order to pay tribute to the celebrated film star, fashion icon, and humanitarian; Christie's has arranged for an international, three-month tour of highlights from her expansive collection. This includes stops in Moscow, London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Geneva, Paris, and Hong Kong.
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.
"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," stated Marc Porter, Chairman and President of Christie's Americas.
For the final event in New York, 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.
Portions of the amount generated by exhibition admissions, events and publications related to the sales will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF).