An instant connection forms in the mind when thinking about Victoria Beckham and luxury. Her transformation from global pop star into an iconic modern fashion designer and purveyor of style has made her synonymous with an elegant lifestyle. Alongside building her eponymous brand, Beckham has spent years collecting works of art by established names and emerging talents alike.
“David and I have collected art for years, it’s a shared passion and one that I have been able to explore through my brand. I am so lucky to have great advisors in the field who have introduced me to certain artists, and through our own collection we have met some wonderful dealers and gallery owners who have brought some great ideas to the table.”
Sotheby’s spoke with Beckham in her London flagship store ahead of their Old Master’s Paintings sale on July 4. She has made a point of utilizing the space as an “evolving space to showcase the work of artists”, and on this occasion the walls are adorned with exceptional paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens and the Circle of Leonardo da Vinci.
“I am constantly inspired by art and artists and for me the synergy between art and fashion is incredibly relevant,” said Beckham, also mentioning her pleasure at having the opportunity to share her passion for art with customers.
When asked why she chose to collaborate with Sotheby’s and curate a selection of Old Masters, a change from the contemporary art she collected previously, Beckham replied that she was inspired by a visit to The Frick Collection in New York.
“I have always been drawn to contemporary art, but that visit was a real eye-opener for me. So when the opportunity to work with Sotheby’s, and learn from their experts arose, I jumped at the opportunity. We chose to focus on portraiture, and each of these images represents such fascinating insight into each artist’s era and the lives of their sitters.”
Read the entire interview between Sotheby’s and Victoria Beckham.
Victoria’s husband, international soccer star David Beckham, is also pursuing his passions in a new way, by bringing a new Major League Soccer (MLS) team to the Miami area alongside his partners Marcelo Claure, Jorge and Jose Mas, and Simon Fuller. With the arrival of the MLS, Miami will join only a few other cities in the United States who have a professional team for each of the five major sports: basketball, football, baseball, ice hockey and soccer.
At ONE Sotheby’s International Realty we keep an eye on global luxury events as well as exciting new happenings in our local South Florida community, making the Beckhams especially relevant to us, as we strive to provide comprehensive lifestyle services to clients. This power couple will continue to inspire change in their respective fields, connecting personal passions with business while sharing them with the world.