London-based art gallery, Tate Modern is all set to exhibit a rare collection of vintage photographs from Elton John’s private collection on November 10th, 2016. The exhibition, titled ‘The Radical Eye’, features photographs and portraits dating back to the time between 1920 and 1950. They are handpicked from the 8000 artworks that adorn the walls of John’s condo in Atlanta.
The ‘Modern Art’ photography exhibition is a measure of John’s interest in art, something he got engrossed in as a way to deal with his alcohol addiction around 1990. The collection includes black and white pictures taken by famous photographers like Dorothea Lange, Ilse Bing Willem, and Alexander Rodchenko, and portraits by artists like Matisse, Picasso, and Breton.
The exhibition will also feature American visual artist Man Ray’s Glass Tears—a photograph purchased by the songwriter in 1993; he acquired it at a record breaking price of £112,500 (₹ 93, 09,454).
Here are the few pieces to watch out for at this exhibition.
The Shukov Tower, dated 1920 by Alexander Rodchenko
Migrant Mother, dated 1936 by Dorothea Lange
Dancer, dated 1932 by ilse Bing Willem
Top Image Courtesy: Reuters
More On >> Art & Auctions