The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection at Tate Modern


Man Ray, Glass Tears (Les Larmes), Collection Elton John © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016
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See great masterpieces of modernist photography with The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection at Tate Modern.

Showcasing a selection of rare vintage prints from the 1920s to the 1950s, all collected by Sir Elton John through his lifetime, the exhibition features more than 150 photographs from 60 artists.

Come up close to the work of remarkable photographers such as Berenice Abbott, André Kertész, Edward Steichen, Margaret Bourke-White and Alexandr Rodchenko. Working in a pivotal moment for photography, these artists opened up innovative ways to look at the medium, using it as an instrument to transform the perception of the modern world.

Highlights of the display include portraits of important 20th-century figures: Igor Stravinsky portrayed by Edward Weston, Georgia O’Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, and more. An exceptional selection of portraits by Man Ray goes on show together for the first time, depicting artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Max Ernst and Dora Maar.


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Tate Modern

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