Saturday, November 19, 2011
A must-have for lovers of fashion, glamour and design, Cecil Beaton: The New York Years chronicles the legendary photographer’s life – and creativity – in New York City from the 1920s through to the swirling 60s. With dozens of sketches, set designs, costumes, letters, and more than 220 photographs and drawings, it’s an extraordinary insight into a brilliant mind. (Who knew he had an affair with Garbo?) As whimsical, as wonderful and as unexpected as Cecil himself, it’s the perfect accompaniment to the exhibition of the same name currently showing at the Museum of the City of New York.
Cecil Beaton: The New York Years.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue at 103rd Street. Until Feb 20, 2012. www.mcny.org