I Will Never Forget You: Frida Kahlo and Nickolas Muray

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Chronicle Books, Oct 26, 2006 - Photography - 119 pages
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In the '30s and '40s, photographer Nickolas Muray was Frida Kahlo's friend, lover, and confidante. He continually photographed her over the course of their relationship, creating dozens of iconic portraits. Largely unpublished until now, the images reflect Muray's love of his subject. An early adopter of color photography, he could hardly have wished for a more vibrant and compelling model. Having made self-portrait the key topic of her existential paintings, Kahlo staged herself before Muray's camera with the same virtuosity she brought to bear on her own paintingsin traditional costumes, heavy jewelry, and hairstyles replete with flowersand the portraits became a joint endeavor tantamount to a record of performance art. I Will Never Forget You tells the story of their relationship in image and word, drawing on the pair's poignant correspondence and artistic collaboration to paint a fresh portrait of a most beloved artist.

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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 ... Read full review

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Salomon Grimberg is a historian and the author of several books about Frida Kahlo.

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