Frida Kahlo: Through The Lens Of Nickolas Muray

Date(s) - 03/06/2021 - 05/09/2021
12:00 am

Frick Pittsburgh


This pop-up exhibition features a rotating selection of photographic portraits of arist Frida Kahlo taken by photographer Nickolas Muray.

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) is one of that  nation’s most prolific and well-known artists. Her works were inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico and employ a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class and race. But she was still little known in 1931 when she encountered Hungarian-American photographer Nickolas Muray (1892–1965) as he traveled to Mexico. The two began an on-and-off romance that would continue for the next decade and a friendship that lasted until her death.

The photographs, dating from 1937 to 1946, explore Muray’s unique perspective as Kahlo’s friend, lover, and confidant. Muray’s photographs highlight Kahlo’s deep interest in her Mexican heritage, her life and travels, and the family and friends around her.

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