The exhibition will feature around 150 works by – and of – Beaton, exploring his social circle. He was friends with the socialite Edwina Mountbatten, Brian Howard (who was the inspiration for Brideshead Revisited’s Anthony Blanche) and the extraordinarily glamorous Lady Alexander, whose husband produced Oscar Wilde's comedies.
Curator Robin Muir, says that the exhibition 'will bring to life a deliriously eccentric, glamorous and creative era of British cultural life, combining High Society and the avant-garde, artists and writers, socialites and partygoers, all set against the rhythms of the Jazz Age'. Aside from photographs, expect paintings, scrapbooks magazines and ephemera from an era that was responsible for some of the most iconic faces of the 20th century.
|What||Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things, National Portrait Gallery|
|Where||National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
12 Mar 20 – 07 Jun 20, Daily 10am–6pm
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