10 November 2016 - 7 May 2017The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection at Tate Modern Bankside SE1 9TG
Elton John’s unrivalled modernist photography collection comes to Tate Modern
This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see one of the world’s greatest private collections of photography, drawn from the classic modernist period of the 1920s–50s. An incredible group of Man Ray portraits are exhibited together for the first time, having been brought together by Sir Elton John over the past twenty-five years, including portraits of Matisse, Picasso, and Breton.
With over 70 artists and nearly 150 rare vintage prints on show from seminal figures including Brassai, Imogen Cunningham, André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, and Aleksandr Rodchenko, this is a chance to take a peek inside Elton John’s home and delight in seeing such masterpieces of photography.
Make the most of your visit with the exhibition’s audio guide. Hear from Sir Elton John on the works that inspire him, and get insights into the techniques and innovations of the period from curator Shoair Mavlian.