Tate makes up for lost time with the help of Elton John

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Gareth Harris:

Since Simon Baker joined the Tate in 2009 as the first curator of photography, the gallery has overhauled how it collects and presents photographic works, addressing what he describes as “one giant gap” in the national collection of Modern and contemporary art. The Tate established a photography acquisition committee the following year to help build strong relationships with leading collectors, which is paying off with important gifts and loans. In November more than 150 loans from Elton John’s collection go on show in The Radical Eye (10 November-7 May 2017) at Tate Modern: a coup for its curators of photography… Read more

Image: André Kertész’s Underwater Swimmer (1917) is in Elton John’s collection (Image: The Sir Elton John Photography Collection, © Estate of André Kertész, courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY)