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Review of "Viva Mexico!" Edward Weston at Boston's MFA

Posted By Administration, Monday, June 22, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013
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Maybe the best way to understand "Viva Mexico! Edward Weston and His Contemporaries" is as three interlocking hinges.


The first hinge is Weston himself. He's a pivotal figure in 20th-century American photography.

Nearly all the images come from the Lane Collection, which is on long-term loan at the museum. It's a small show. There are just 44 images, 33 by Weston. (Two more are in the next gallery, part of a companion exhibition, "Vida y Drama: Modern Mexican Prints.") But that smallness is rich and intricately layered.

Read the complete review in The Boston Globe.


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