1 February – 10 May 2015
For the first time in Germany, Marta Herford will be presenting 200 photographs from this collection which served Kahlo as a recollection, a source of inspiration and as working material.
The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo became world-famous with her unique painting style in which she processed her turbulent life – her illness, her pain, her marriage to Diego Rivera. It was only after Kahlo’s death, however, that a huge, private photo archive was discovered that gives us completely new insights: pictures of the family, her political struggle, her damaged body.
Photos by world-famous photographers such as Man Ray, Martin Munkácsi, Edward Weston, Brassaï and Tina Modotti are accompanied by pictures taken by Frida Kahlo, anonymous private photographs, and portraits produced by her father, himself a professional photographer. The result is a haunting document of her era and an intimate glimpse into the life of one of the twentieth century’s outstanding artists.
The selection was compiled by the acclaimed photographic historian Pablo Ortiz Monasterio for the Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City.
|Banco de México Fiduciario
en el Fideicomiso
Museos Diego Rivera
and Frida Kahlo
|Copies of the out-of-print publication “Frida Kahlo – Her Photos“, pulished by RM in 2010, can only be obtained from second-hand.
Texts by Carlos Phillips, Hilda Trujillo Soto, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Masayo Nonaka, Gaby Franger, Rainer Huhle, Laura Gonzáles Flores, Mauricio Ortiz, James Oles, Horacio Fernandez and Gerardo Estrada
Format: 17 x 24 cm
580 pages, Hardcover with dust jacket
401 partly colour ill.
Many thanks to the Marta Herford Corporate Partners and Corporate Premium Partners for their ongoing support of our program.