press release

Foam presents ‘Faces’, an exhibition of work by Cecil Beaton, from 30 June to 14 August 2005.

Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was without doubt one of the most acclaimed British portrait photographers of the last century. His fascination with the world of glamour and high society was a theme that echoed throughout his life. He became famous for the elegant and surprising ways in which he captured those who sat for him. Everyone who mattered found their way in front of his camera: from film stars and stage actors to writers, pop stars and members of the British royal family. A portrait by Cecil Beaton was the ultimate proof of a successful career. ‘Faces’ features fifty portraits taken between 1928 and 1968. Besides self portraits, the show includes pictures of Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Audrey Hepburn. A unique exhibit is a series of contact sheets of a photo shoot with Marilyn Monroe. The exhibition concludes with photos Beaton took of Mick Jagger while working on his notorious film ‘Performance’ in 1968.


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Faces - Sir Cecil Beaton
Cecil Beaton