Documenting Decadence and Debauchery – Performance by Cecil Beaton

London | November 2016

Watch actor James Fox and producer Sandy Lieberson relive their iconic 1970 film, Performance, as they look through photographs taken on set by Cecil Beaton. Starring Fox, Anita Pallenberg and Mick Jagger, Performance explored themes of sexuality against a backdrop of organised crime, and depicted the use of drugs and violence at a level that still shocks today. Sotheby’s S|2 is proud to present Performance by Cecil Beaton – a selling exhibition of photographs that show Beaton’s diversity and relevance at the forefront of popular culture. All the photographs in the exhibition are from Sotheby’s Cecil Beaton Studio Archive.

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