Cecil Beaton: The New York Years

Opening today at the Museum of the City of New York, Cecil Beaton: The New York Years chronicles the creative superpower’s historic decades-long stint as a key player in the upper echelons of society and the avant-garde, from the 1920s – 60s.  A highly sought after photographer known for his whimsical and surrealistic re-imaginations of aristocratic women and famous personalities, Beaton captured the movers and shakers of the past for both commercial [his work was regularly seen on the pages of American Vogue] and artistic pursuit, ranging from Picasso to Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Greta Garbo- with whom he had a drawn out affair- among many others, not least of which Andy Warhol and The Factory crew.

Showing from October 25th – February 20th, 2012, open 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm; 1220 5th Avenue at 103rd Street.

Greta Garbo, circa 1930s

Audrey Hepburn in a Beaton-designed costume, 1964

Picasso, circa 1932

Marilyn Monroe, circa 1956

Greta Garbo, circa 1946

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