I Will Never Forget You: Frida Kahlo to Nickolas Muray

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In the fall of 1938 Frida Kahlo traveled to New York for her first solo exhibition. There she met photographer Nickolas Muray whom she had first met in Mexico, and they started a passionate affair.Muray, born in Hungary, was a successful New York fashion and commercial photographer known for his portraits of celebrities such as Fred Astaire, Marlene Dietrich, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Bernard Shaw, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Claude Monet. Having experimented with color from early on, Muray found his most ...
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In the fall of 1938 Frida Kahlo traveled to New York for her first solo exhibition. There she met photographer Nickolas Muray whom she had first met in Mexico, and they started a passionate affair.Muray, born in Hungary, was a successful New York fashion and commercial photographer known for his portraits of celebrities such as Fred Astaire, Marlene Dietrich, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Bernard Shaw, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Claude Monet. Having experimented with color from early on, Muray found his most colorful model in Frida Kahlo. Their liaison yielded a series of breathtaking, mostly color photographs, most of them never published. Our book for the first time presents a large selection of this series, with excerpts from the Kahlo/Muray correspondence and an essay by Salomon Grimberg.
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Taken from her personal letters, this gossipy history adds an immediacy to the chaotic life of Frida Kahlo, whose reputation is heavily laden with myth. Wife of artist Diego Rivera, Kahlo often sought out the company of others. One of her friends and lovers was the pioneering celebrity photographer Nickolas Muray, who captured her in 88 pictures, many in color and 55 of them featured in this monograph heralding the 50th anniversary of her death. These photos-the most interesting of which is the Three Fridas, showing Kahlo posing with a double self-portrait-are monumental, almost mural-like. The first part of the book contains letters between Muray and Kahlo and a narrative text implying that Muray wanted a more permanent relationship with Kahlo than she was able or willing to give. The second part is the photo album. Seeing Frida in living color is a little jarring; the tones are sharp and intense, sensuous and proud. This excellent personal record will be sought after by scholars as well as the curious; recommended for large public library and photography collections.-Ellen Bates, New York Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783829601214
  • Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.52 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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