Saturday, July 30, 2016

Elton to Host 'Radical Eye' Dinner

‘The Radical Eye’ Dinner and Private View
for the Elton John AIDS Foundation

in association with Bulgari
Hosted by Sir Elton John & David Furnish
Thursday, 1st December from 7:00pm
Tate Modern, London

‘The Radical Eye: Modernist photography from the Sir Elton John Collection’ at the Tate Modern later this year presents an unrivalled selection of classic modernist images, taken during a transformative period of modern photography from the 1920s to the 1950s. Street life and the modern metropolis are explored, while we also see the portrait, nude and still life reimagined.

“It is a great honour for David and me to lend part of our collection to Tate Modern for this groundbreaking exhibition. The modernist era in photography is one of the key moments within the medium and collecting work from this period has brought me great joy over the last 25 years. Each of these photographs serves as inspiration for me in my life; they line the walls of my homes and I consider them precious gems. We are thrilled to be part of this collaboration with Tate Modern and hope that the exhibition audience experiences as much joy in seeing the works as I have had in finding them.”– Sir Elton John

“This will be a truly unique exhibition. There are few collections of modernist photography in the UK, so we are delighted that Sir Elton John has allowed us to draw on his incredible collection and give everyone a chance to see these iconic works. Coming face-to-face with such masterpieces of photography will be a rare and rewarding experience.” – Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate

To find our more about the Dinner and Private View,
supporting the event or advertising, please contact glenn.horder@ejaf.org or +44 (0) 20 7603 9996.



Image: Glass Tears (Les Larmes), Man Ray, 1932, Sir Elton John Collection
© Man Ray Trust / ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016.

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