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Tina Modotti

Italian/American, 1896–1942

Mermaid with Horn, Vintage silver print, ca. 1926.
Mermaid with Horn, Vintage silver print, ca. 1926.
ReturnMermaid with Horn

Inventory number: 7734

Title: Mermaid with Horn

Date: ca. 1926

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 7 in (17.8 cm) high by 5 in (12.7 cm) wide

Provenance: Acquired from the photographer by Anita Brenner, ca. 1926; Estate of Anita Brenner to her daughter Susannah Joel Glusker; Estate of Susannah Joel Glusker; Private collection, Mexico City.

Illustrated: Joel, Susannah. Avant-Garde Art & Artists in Mexico: Anita Brenner’s Journals of the Roaring Twenties [2010], University of Texas Press, vol. I, p. 496.

Notes: The mermaid is a widespread, centuries-old popular figure in Mexican folklore. Stories about half-woman and half-aquatic serpent creatures date back to the pre-Columbian period in central Mexico.

Price: $24,000

 

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