Wednesday 13 August 2014

Famous and Infamous

Throughout August, until 2 September, Christie’s South Kensington is showing Famous and Infamous, an exhibition of highlights from the collection of Jersey collector David Gainsborough Roberts. His first major acquisition was the red sequin gown worn by Marilyn Monroe in Howard Hawks' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) co-starring Jane Russell. Since then he has amassed an extraordinary collection of memorabilia from popular and notorious icons, from a piece of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake to gangster John Dillinger’s death mask. Each piece tells a fascinating story. CLICK for details.


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