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Edward Weston Platinum Print Photograph "Tina Reciting", 1924

Item Details

Edward Henry Weston (American, 1886 – 1958)
Tina Reciting (Tina Modotti), 1924
Platinum print photograph on paper
Signed and inscribed “Mexico 1924” to verso

A platinum print titled Tina Reciting by renowned American photographer Edward Henry Weston (1886-1958). This work is part of a series that Weston shot of the former actress and photographer Tina Modotti reciting poetry in a single sitting. Weston was a mentor, close friend, and lover of Modotti; a year before this work was originally taken, the two moved together to Mexico City. For this series, Weston captures Modotti’s various expressions in motion. The work is signed, dated, and inscribed to the verso.

Considered one of the masters of 20th-century photography, Weston’s photographic ouvre includes a variety of genres; however he is perhaps most celebrated for his images of the American West and abstract imagery. Significantly, he was the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was friends with a number of influential artists such as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Charles Sheeler, Georgia O’Keeffe, Diego Rivera David Siqueiros, Jose Orozco, and his lover Tina Modotti, to name a few. His work has been exhibited and collected by countless institutions including the International Center of Photography; the Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Tate; and the Smithsonian Institution, among many others.

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Condition

- slight abrasions to lower areas of image; minor clouding to image along upper edge and to lower corners; chips and scratches to the corners of the frame.

Dimensions

17.75" W x 21.75" H x 1.0" D

- measures frame; visible image measures 6.5" W x 8.75" H.

Item #

ITMG523223

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