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Tina Modotti (Italian/American, 1896 - 1942). "The Poet Mayakovsky in Mexico". Gelatin silver print. 1925. Printed later. Annotated in ink, verso ("El Poeta Maiakovski en Mexico en 1925 con el 1er Secretary J. Jaikus"). High-grade archival paper. Printed to the edge of the sheet. Fine, quality printing. Very good condition. Provenance: Private collection, Oaxaca, Mexico. Image size: 21 3/4 x 15 11/16 in. (552 x 398 mm). A highly important and rare photograph, especially in this large format. The famous Russian poet Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky (1893-1930) was one of the few Russian writers allowed to travel freely in the 1920s. His journey to Mexico and the United States led to his work "My Discovery of America" (1925). Modotti was a good friend of Mayakovsky’s. [24818-4-3000]

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1205: TINA MODOTTI - The Poet Mayakovsky in Mexico

Estimate $4,000 - $5,000Oct 20, 2018