Elton John’s photography collection going on exhibit at London’s V&A Museum in 2024


Elton John fans know that he loves collecting things, especially fine art photography. His photography collection rivals that of most museums, but now, it’s coming to a museum.

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum has announced that an exhibit called Fragile Beauty: Photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection will open May 18.

According to the Evening Standard, the photos will be organized across eight themes, including fashion, celebrity, the male body, American photography and historical images documenting the Civil Rights Movement, the AIDS activism of the 1980s and the 9/11 terror attacks.

Legendary photographers like Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus are all represented, and there are celebrity portraits of icons like Marilyn Monroe and Miles Davis, among others.

“Fragile Beauty takes our collaboration to really exciting new heights, showcasing some of the most beloved photographers and iconic images,” Elton said in a statement, per the Evening Standard.

This isn’t the first time Elton has had items from his collection displayed in a museum. In 2016 and 2017, London’s Tate Museum featured an exhibit called The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection.

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