WILMINGTON, DE. – The Delaware Art Museum presents Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, an exhibition of nearly 50 photographs of Frida Kahlo, on view in the Brock J. Vinton Galleries February 2, 2008 – March 30, 2008. Known for the rich colors and deeply personal meanings of her paintings, Frida Kahlo was often her own subject as well as a subject for other artists. The photographs in this exhibition, taken by Nickolas Muray, date from 1937 to 1941.
Born in Hungary, Nickolas Muray (1892-1965) became a successful New York fashion and commercial photographer known for his portraits of celebrities. Having experimented with color in his work from early on, he found his most colorful model in Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), whom he met in Mexico in 1931. Muray photographed Kahlo more than any of his other subjects. His photographs of Kahlo celebrate her deep interest in her Mexican heritage, her life, and the people significant to her.
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PHOTO: Nickolas Muray, 1892-1965, American (b. Hungary). Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacán. 1939, Carbon process print. Courtesy of the collection of the Nickolas Muray Archives. Tour Development by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri.