Women Pioneers Mexican Photography I at Throckmorton Fine Art from September 24 to November 14, 2015 is an exhibition of pioneering fine art photography done by women in Mexico.
Throckmorton Fine Art145 East 57th Street, 3rd Floor (between Third Ave & Lexington) in Midtown East (212) 223-1059
About Women Pioneers Mexican Photography I
The exhibition features 46 gelatin silver and platinum prints by:
- Tina Modotti (Udine, Italy, 1896-1942 Mexico City)
- Lola Alvarez Bravo (Lagos de Moreno, Mexico, 1907-1993 Mexico City)
- Kati Horna (Budapest, Hungary, 1912-2000 Mexico)
- Mariana Yampolsky (Russian-Jewish American, Chicago 1925–2002 Mexico City)
- Colette Urbajtel (Paris, France, 1934)
- Garciela Iturbide (Mexico City, 1942) ~ the heir to Manuel Álvarez Bravo, the father of Latin American and Mexican photography
- Flor Garduño (Mexico City, 1957)
- Lourdes Almeida (Mexico City, 1952)
- Cristina Kahlo (Frida Kahlo’s sister)
The exhibition highlights how modern Mexico produces world-class fine art, and has been a magnet for intellectuals from around the world.
After the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), artists were intrigued by the opportunity to create a new society out of classical Mexican culture at a time when everything seemed possible. Even within the generally conservative Mexican society, artists expanded boundaries for women, homosexuality, and modernity itself.
This exhibition is a continuing thread in Spencer Throckmorton’s fascination with Mexico as a fountain of creativity and social experimentation. The Throckmorton Fine Art gallery is one of the world’s major collectors and dealers in Latin American photography and Pre-Colombian art.
Throckmorton Fine Art is a Midtown art gallery that specializes in vintage and contemporary Latin American photography, Pre-Columbian art, Chinese jades, and Tribal art. In each category, Throckmorton is the premier art dealer in New York City and the United States.