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EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958)
PROPERTY OF LINDA FIORENTINO Amongst old negatives, I printed yesterday, -- one nude of Tina prone on the Azotea. After five years, -- it is possible! -- I have decided this one to be better than the ones finished from that same series. Edward Weston
EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958)

Mexico (Tina on the Azotea), 1924

Details
EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958)
Mexico (Tina on the Azotea), 1924
gelatin silver print
signed, titled 'Mexico' and dated in pencil (on the mount)
image: 5 5/8 x 9¼in. (14.4 x 23.5cm.)
mount: 13¼ x 16½in. (33.5 x 41.9cm.)
Literature
Newhall, ed., The Daybooks of Edward Weston: Volume I. Mexico, Aperture, 1973, pl. 15, variant cropping; Maddow, Edward Weston: Fifty Years, Aperture, 1973, p. 107, variant cropping; Conger, Edward Weston: Photographs, Center for Creative Photography, 1992, fig. 111/1923, variant cropping; Conger, Edward Weston: The Form of the Nude, Phaidon, 2005, p. 39

Lot Essay

Linda Fiorentino is an American actress best known for her roles in the films Vision Quest, Men in Black, After Hours, Dogma, Where the Money Is and The Last Seduction. For her performance in The Last Seduction she won Best Actress awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, the London Film Critics Circle and Independent Spirit Award. She was also nominated for a BAFTA Best Actress Film Award.
Linda began collecting works by American and European photographers in the late 1980s (see lots 180, 223-224 & 279). Her first acquisition was the present lot, Tina on the Azotea, which she purchased at Christie's after reading Modotti's biography A Fragile Life.

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