Frida Kahlo made the self-portrait the cornerstone of her art, manipulating her self-image. An early adopter of color photography, Nickolas Muray created photographic portraits of Kahlo that have a luminous, painterly quality. The lush, saturated colors enhance Kahlo’s elaborate costumes, which she wore to mask the reality of her physical suffering. After meeting in Mexico in 1931, the pair began a passionate, intermittent affair that continued over several years. A selection of their exchanged paintings, photographs, and love letters are included.
Softcover, 117 pages.