Fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham curated an exhibition of old master paintings at her Dover Street boutique to preview highlights of Sotheby’s forthcoming sale.
Paintings by Sir Peter Paul Rubens and Lucas Cranach the Elder were among the works on show at her flagship Mayfair store.
She said, “It was during a visit to the Frick Collection in New York last year, that my eyes were opened to old masters. To have been given the opportunity to learn about them with the incredible team at Sotheby’s and have these portraits hanging within my retail space is literally a dream come true. I hope their installation in such a contemporary setting is as inspiring to my customers as it is to me.”
Featuring 16 portraits selected by Victoria, the exhibition juxtaposed the classical appeal of old masters with the modern aesthetic of the Dover Street boutique, showcasing this long-established genre of art in a new light.
The Dover Street boutique, which was designed by renowned architect, Farshid Moussavi, has previously hosted exhibitions by Turner Prize winner Martin Creed, artist Eddie Peake and sculptor and jeweller Emily Young.