Tina Modotti. Tina Modotti, Sarah M. Lowe, text.
Tina Modotti
Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti. Photographs 1923-1929

New York: Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc., 1995. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps.

Exhibition catalog of works by Italian photographer, activist and model Modotti, illustrated with numerous black-and-white plates (Throckmorton Fine Art, New York, September 14 - November 4, 1995). Modotti immigrated to California at 17, where she appeared in numerous Hollywood productions, and met famed photographer Edward Weston. He became her lover and mentor; she agreed to run his new Mexico City portrait studio for free in exchange for professional mentorship, eventually becoming a full partner in the business. She began photographing the milieu of Mexico City with portraits, urban landscapes and still-lives, often blending her developing political views with formal explorations. Modotti stayed in Mexico after her relationship with Weston ended, becoming more involved in radical Communist politics and eventually being exiled 1931 (marking the end of her photo career). With an introduction by art historian Sarah M. Lowe and an exhibition checklist. Fine. Item #1627


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