Exhibition

Peter Sellers – Behind The Camera at 19 Beauchamp Place

26 Oct 2015 – 1 Nov 2015

Event times

Opening Times:
Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th October 10am – 5pm
Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st October 10am – 8pm
Sunday 1st November -11am – 4pm

Cost of entry

Free

19 Beauchamp Place

London, United Kingdom

Address

Save Event: Peter Sellers – Behind The Camera at 19 Beauchamp Place

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

Peter Sellers – Behind The Camera showcases the photographic work carried out by one of the world’s greatest comedy actors and has been curated by his daughter Sarah Sellers and his granddaughter Emily.

About

Peter Sellers - Behind The Camera

19 Beauchamp Place is pleased to announce an exciting retrospective of Peter Sellers’ photography in support of The British Heart Foundation taking place this October at Knightsbridge’s most exclusive pop up venue.

‘Peter Sellers – Behind The Camera’ showcases the photographic work carried out by one of the world’s greatest comedy actors and has been curated by his daughter Sarah Sellers and his granddaughter Emily.

The exhibition holds 50 rare images, either taken by Sellers himself or relating to his photographic career. As well as presenting a fascinating pictorial chronicle of the ‘60s and ‘70s, ‘Peter Sellers – Behind the Camera’ also offers an intriguing glimpse of another facet of this multi-talented performer.

Many of the framed images will be available to buy and there will be a limited edition fully illustrated catalogue, also featuring photographs not in the exhibition. Proceeds from the exhibition and catalogue will be donated by the Sellers family to the British Heart Foundation to help further their work.

The British Heart Foundation strikes a rather personal chord with the Sellers family, with Peter’s son Michael dying of a heart attack in July 2006, exactly 26 years after his father died from the same cause.

One of the key exhibits on display is from an advertising campaign for the launch of the Olympus OM-1 camera, taken by renowned photographer Adrian Flowers it comprises an image of Peter Sellers – in 1973 one of the most famous faces in the world – with the strap line, ‘No prizes for guessing the name.’ For Sarah Sellers this image was the starting point for the whole project.

The collection presents royals as well as a veritable who’s who of some of the era’s most famous faces including Nanette Newman, Tessa Dahl, Ringo Starr, Liza Minnelli and Sophia Loren. The exhibition also features images of Prince Charles with The Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret and a young Viscount Linley at Kensington Palace in 1967 that were all taken outside whilst Lord Snowdon was photographing Sellers’ second wife Britt Ekland.

Sarah explains her ethos behind the project, “I wanted to find a way to celebrate my father’s life, his family and his love of photography. Peter Sellers: Behind the Camera, organised in support of The British Heart Foundation, is the result. We really hope that the public enjoy it. We think it is something he would have been proud of.”

Conversation

Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.