On 10 April, Sotheby’s is pleased to present A Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch. Assembled with passion over the course of nearly two decades, the Hirsch collection tells the story of some of the greatest photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. A pioneer in the creative and scientific development of beauty products, an authority on haircolor, visionary thought-leader and industry innovator, Hirsch has defined both his storied career and art collection by the search for “what should be that is not.” The masterpieces that comprise the Hirsch collection, including Surrealist portraits by Man Ray; iconic fashion photographs by Richard Avedon and Irving Penn; portraits by Diane Arbus; and unique collaged works by Peter Beard reflect a unique and sophisticated vision sensitive to life’s beautiful contradictions.
Accompanying the sale in New York, two travelling exhibitions will be held in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Sotheby's Los Angeles
Monday, 19 March, by appointment
Tuesday, 20 March, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sotheby's San Francisco
Friday, 23 March, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM