DAVID BECKHAM: THE MAN

David Beckham Damien Hirst

Despite eliciting only raised eyebrows every time I suggested visiting ’David Beckham: The Man’ at Phillips in Mayfair, I found myself hopelessly lured to it like a moth to a flame. Managing to sneak in on my own just before the gala party for the auction, I was so caught up in the mediatic whirlwind generated by the evening that I found it very hard to focus and judge the photographs purely on their artistic merit. Since the brand Beckham relies almost entirely on being seen to maintain an iconic status,…