Elton John’s ravishing photography collection

The guardian | Adrian Searle:

Sir Elton John’s image, his glasses askew and playing up for the camera in Irving Penn’s 1997 portrait, greets visitors to The Radical Eye. It is an endearing gag, leaving one unprepared for an exhibition as serious as it is surprising, and which could serve as a short course in the development of photography from around 1910 to 1950. The Sir Elton John collection currently contains more than 8,000 works, and even though there are fewer than a couple of hundred here, what a selection it is… Read more

Image: ‘A foundational body of work’ … Nusch Éluard by Man Ray, part of The Radical Eye. Photograph: Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016