Tate Modern – The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection
Tate Modern, Bankside, LondonSE1 9TG
A fantastic private collections of amazing photography from the private collection of Sir Elton himself, stunning is the only word to be used when you see all of these beautiful ‘classic’ photographs in one collection
Mostly drawn from the classic modernist period of the 1920s to the 1950s this incredible collection has something for everyone, from Man Ray to Breton, Dada to Surrealism, this extensive collection will leave you breathless.
Featuring original works by at least 70 artists such Brassaias, Kertész and Rodchenko the masterpieces just keep on coming, if you’re a fan of vintage photographic history then you will Basque in this this fountain of visual language.
The collection is varied presenting works from some of the lesser known global photographers to some of the most iconic global photographers such as André Kertész’s ‘Underwater Swimmer’ and the iconic depression snapshot ‘Migrant Mother’ by Dorothea Lange and a wonderful portraits section depicting famous faces from the last century such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Jean Cocteau .
There is a small room where you can watch a short video of Sir Elton John explaining his love and interest for his art. In the video he is explaining why one of Sir Elton's favourite pictures in the exhibition is Migrant Mother taken during the Depression in the US: "I love the fact that the photograph is so beautiful and yet the situation is so awful. I always call it the Mona Lisa of photographs. Her face is so elegant and dignified and yet she's going through the most horrific of times, trying to feed and clothe her children."
Not to be missed! A spectacular private collection that ‘may never’ been seen in public, all together ever again!
This photographic exhibition is outstanding and a must visit.
10 November 2016 – 7 May 2017