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Auction Description

It will be World AIDS Day on December 1, a day we come together to remember the lives that have been lost to this disease and to remind the world that AIDS is still taking millions of lives each year - millions of lives that can be saved. This fundraising auction coincides with an exhibition of modernist photography that Elton John has been collecting passionately over the past 25 years.

"The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection" will be the first ever exhibition of photography and will include rare vintage prints from more than sixty artists, including seminal figures such as Man Ray, André Kertész, Berenice Abbott, Alexandr Rodchenko and Edward Steichen. Many of you may know about Elton's passion for photography so this is an amazing opportunity to experience the pleasure of some of the most important works in his collection whilst contributing to one of his other great ambitions: creating an AIDS-free future.

100% of income will go to creating an AIDS-free future through the Elton John AIDS Foundation (UK-registered charity № 1017336) and international friends of the Elton John AIDS Foundation UK (US non-profit corporation) with thanks to our auctioneer Simon de Pury.


1. All auction lots are non-transferable without prior consent of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
2. If your bid is successful, full payment will be required by return.
3. The delivery outside of London and installation of artwork are at the auction winner’s expense.
4. Artworks will be available for collection at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's office at 1 Blythe Road, London W14 0HG.

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