The sale will feature over 50 original signed photographs of Beckham, captured by photographers including Sam Taylor-Johnson, Mario Sorrenti, Annie Leibovitz and Peter Lindbergh. Also for the sale, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Tessa Treager and Nadav Kander will have specially commissioned works going under the hammer.

David Beckham: The Man, charts the ex-England captain's career which has seen him influence fashion and lifestyle as well as sport.

Kathy Adler, the exhibition curator, stated: "David Beckham is the quintessential modern man, his fame far exceeding that of a sportsman. He is universally recognised, an icon of modern masculinity and a magnet for photographers. His appeal is ubiquitous: he is happy being a gay icon, a teenage idol, a spokesperson for sport [and] a UNICEF goodwill ambassador."

Money raised from the auction will benefit 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund and Positive View Foundation.

David Beckham: The Man, at Phillips. Viewing from 27th February. Sale 10th March.