DATE: January 25, 2010
This show of more than forty photographs, taken in
Mexico between 1923 and 1930, is a welcome reminder that Modotti's cult
status is based on a substantial body of work, not just on her history
of lovers, controversies, and Communist sympathies.
Tina Modotti, Bandolier, Corn & Sickle, 1927, courtesy Throckmorton Fine Art
a number of her most famous images (a bouquet of overblown roses, a
single calla lily, a puppeteer's hands) are here in posthumous platinum
prints, many of the less familiar pictures are vintage and quite rare.
Read the complete review in The New Yorker.