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 in Midtown East
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.
About Throckmorton Fine Art
Throckmorton Fine Art is the premier dealer offering vintage and contemporary Latin American photography, Pre-Columbian art, Chinese jades and Tribal art. The gallery participates in internationally acclaimed fairs, including The Winter Antiques Show in New York each January, AIPAD and during March offers Chinese Jades during ASIA WEEK.
The gallery’s commitment to connoisseurship is underscored by its sales to such major museums as The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, along with the Reina Sofia in Madrid. Portions of collections the gallery was instrumental in forming have been donated to the Louvre. The gallery loans examples on a regular basis to such significant institutions as the National Gallery in London.
Spencer Throckmorton and Gallery Director Kraige Block are recognized for their extraordinary photography collection including strong works of museum quality by luminaries such as Tina Modotti, Manual Alvarez Bravo, Edward Weston and Martin Chambi, among many talents they have supported in the past quarter century.
This exhibition of photographs of Frida Kahlo by world-renowned photographers and artists of her inner circle turns Throckmorton Fine Art into a temple of contemplation about what it is to be an artist, a woman, Native American, European, Jewish, and a pop culture icon for all Americans.