Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

April 16, 2015

We’ve been waiting for months, with everything crossed, to hear if one of George’s gorgeous portraits of Audrey in Manhattan will be chosen for the blockbuster exhibition Audrey Hepburn:Portraits of an Icon at the National Portrait Gallery this summer. At last they have decided – yes!

Audrey Hepburn, 1952, viewing platform, Rockerfeller Building, Manhattan, New York

Audrey Hepburn on the viewing platform of the Rockerfeller Building in Manhattan, New York, 1952.

There will be more than 60 photographs on show, defining Audrey’s career from chorus girl to global megastar  but the thrill for real Hepburn fans is that rarely seen and previously unpublished treasures will be a major feature.  The curators decided to include one of our unpublished pictures in this category and picked a lovely image, taken in 1952 when she was starring in Gigi on Broadway.

Here it is. You are seeing it here first,  just as we found it in the archives a year ago.

The new portraits will be blended with classics by Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Terry O’Neil, Norman Parkinson and other leading twentieth century photographers and shown alongside vintage magazine covers, film stills and some extraordinary archive material.

The exhibition is on from 2 July until 18 October 2015 and advance tickets are already selling fast.