01.12.2016  •  Art NEWS


TATE MODERN presents 'The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from The Sir Elton John Collection', 200 extremely rare vintage prints, collected over the past 25 years and now on public display for the first time

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see one of the world’s most spectacular private collections of photography from the classic modernist period of the 1920s – 50s. More than 70 artists are exhibited together in 'The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography From The Sir Elton John Collection' in London's TATE MODERN gallery. Allegedly, he traded his alcohol addiction for an addiction to unique photography, as the the world-famous musician once stated. The success is remarkable: 200 from the total 8000 are now on display at Tate Modern in London, all of which in their original frames straight off the wall from Elton's house to the museum wall.

The TATE MODERN raves about its popular coup and quite justifiably : “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.” The Guardian, Times, Telegraph, … the British press are doing somersaults out of excitement – so off to London as long as you have the chance!

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography From The Sir Elton John Collection on display thru 17 May, 2017 in Tate Modern. tate.org.uk//radical-eye-modernist-photography-sir-elton-john-collection