Couples in Mexican Art

Love Among Light & Shadows: Edward Weston & Tina Modotti

It was the outrageous, permissive roaring twenties. In Los Angeles, the parties were frequent, rowdy, Bacchanalian affairs, and Tina Modotti and Robo Richey gave some of the wildest. Tina had arrived in California from Italy in 1913, where she became an actress in the local Italian theater in San Francisco. She married Richey, an artist, in 1918 and they moved to Los Angeles because she was offered a role in one of Hollywood’s new silent films. They enjoyed life in L.A. where they were part of a lively group of bohemians …
Corrían los escandalosos, permisivos y locos años veinte del siglo pasado. En Los Ángeles, las fiestas eran frecuentes, bulliciosas, unas verdaderas bacanales. Tina Modotti y “Robo” Richey ofrecían algunas de las más desenfrenadas. En 1913, Tina había llegado, procedente de Italia, a California, donde se convirtió en actriz del Teatro Italiano de San Francisco. Se casó con Richey, un artista plástico, en 1918, y ambos se mudaron a Los Ángeles …

Image:  Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona

Image: Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona


Love in light and Shadows/Amor de luces y sombras: Edward Weston and Tina Modotti
By Margaret Hooks
Mas Parejas en el Arte Mexicano (Couples in Mexican Art), Arterisco, Mexico City, December, 2012
 ISBN: 978-607-9252-02-1

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