Images of iconic celebrities and historic moments from the gathering of Elton John and David Furnish are set to go on show in London subsequent 12 months
ByThe Related Press
October 23, 2023, 7:03 PM
LONDON — Images of iconic celebrities and historic moments from the gathering of Elton John and David Furnish will go on show at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum subsequent 12 months.
The museum stated Tuesday that the exhibition, titled “Fragile Magnificence,” will embrace 300 pictures by greater than 140 photographers, together with Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe, William Eggleston, Zanele Muholi and Ai Weiwei.
The pictures, lots of which have by no means been on public show, will likely be on present from Might 18, 2024, till Jan. 5, 2025.
The exhibition will embrace portraits of stars together with Marilyn Monroe, Miles Davis and Chet Baker, and photojournalism from historic moments together with the Black civil rights motion of the Sixties, Nineteen Eighties AIDS activism and the Sept. 11 assault.
The works cowl the interval from the Fifties to the current. The exhibition follows a present of earlier, black-and-white images from the gathering held at London’s Tate Trendy in 2016.
John started amassing images after getting sober within the Nineteen Nineties, and he and his husband Furnish now have one of many largest picture collections in personal fingers.
Duncan Forbes, the V&A museum’s head of pictures, stated the photographs within the assortment ranged “from the playful and stunning to the contemplative and considerate.”
“Fragile Magnificence will likely be a really epic journey throughout the latest historical past of pictures, and a celebration of Sir Elton John and David Furnish’s ardour for the medium,” he stated.
The V&A has a group of greater than 800,000 images courting again to the delivery of the medium. John and Furnish made a significant donation to the museum’s pictures heart in 2019.