The auction house is said to be assembling a museum-quality collection and will host a three-month international tour beginning in September and will be comprised of Taylor’s jewelry, accessories, decorative arts, and memorabilia.
The tour will culminate in New York in December with a 10-day exhibition taking up Christie’s entire Rockefeller Center gallery, followed by four consecutive days of auctions from December 13-16.
A portion of proceeds from the tour and auction will be donated to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, which the film star, fashion icon, and humanitarian founded in 1993.
The exhibition will offer “a window into the world of a true icon, a rare woman who was once an international film and fashion star, loving mother, successful businesswoman, and generous humanitarian,” said Marc Porter, chairman and president of Christie’s Americas.
He added, “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.”
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