August 19, 2011
A collection of the late actress’ jewellery, art and clothes are to go on display around the world, before eventually being sold at auction in December.
Taylor’s possessions will be exhibited on a tour beginning in September.
This will include stops in Moscow, London, Dubai, Geneva, Paris, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, before ending in New York. This is where the items will be displayed at Christies’ gallery space at the start of December.
The auction itself will be held in the middle of December, just in time for Christmas. The proceeds from the auction will go to The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation.
Elizabeth Taylor died in March, aged 79, and was estimated to be worth around $1 billion at the time of her death.
Her jewellery collection alone was valued at $150 million in 2002. This includes her most prized possession – La Peregrina pearl, whose previous owners include Queen Mary I of England. This coveted piece was a present to Taylor from Richard Burton on Valentine’s Day during their first marriage.
Marc Porter from Christies says that the tour “will be a window into the world of a true icon”.