26 April – 20 May 2017
Beetles+Huxley are pleased to exhibit over 70 vintage Cecil Beaton photographs. The photographs have been held in an American private collection for over 60 years and will finally be brought back to London, where this unique group is on display for the first time.
Originally purchased in the early 1950s, the works form a complete survey of Beaton’s early photography ranging from portraits of the ‘Bright Young People’ in the 1920s, innovative fashion pictures for Vogue, portraits from Hollywood in the 1930s, to his lesser-known wartime documentary photographs commissioned by the British Ministry of Information.
Portraits included in the exhibition include figures such as Queen Elizabeth (subsequently the Queen Mother), The Duke and Duchess of Windsor on their wedding day, Salvador Dali, Vivien Leigh, Augustus John, Charles de Gaulle, Orson Welles, H G Wells and Aldous Huxley.