New York – Christie’s is honored to announce the official dates for a landmark series of public exhibitions 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 a three-month international tour of highlights from her expansive collection. The tour starts in September 2011 and includes stops in Moscow, London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Geneva, Paris, and Hong Kong.
Culminating in New York in early December with a special 10-day, museum-quality exhibition of Taylor’s jewelry, fashion, accessories, decorative arts, and memorabilia, the tour will be 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.
In keeping with 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.