Tina Modotti - Photographs London Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    From the Collection of Carlos Vidali, son of Vittorio Vidali

  • Literature

    M. Hooks, Tina Modotti: Photographer and Revolutionary, San Francisco: Pandora, 1993, p. 154
    S. M. Lowe, Tina Modotti: Photographs, New York: Abrams, 1995, pl. 68

  • Catalogue Essay

    The photograph offered here comes from the Collection of Carlos Vidali, son of Vittorio Vidali (1900-1983), who was Modotti’s partner during the last 15 years of her life. The Vidali family were entrusted with Modotti's negatives after her death; these posthumous printings are largely attributed to Manuel Álvarez Bravo who produced a small number of prints before the negatives were donated to the Museo del la Fotografia in Pachuca, Mexico in 1979.


Hammer and Sickle

Gelatin silver print, printed 1960s.
21 x 17.8 cm (8 1/4 x 7 in.)

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £20,000

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London 8 May 2014 4pm