Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray
Exhibition [Long Beach-LA] USA
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Frida on Rooftop, New York 1946. Courtesy The Nickolas Muray Photo Archives
Classic images of Frida Kahlo by Nickolas Muray, her longtime friend and lover, form a new exhibition at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, set to open on 30 April. His unique perspective created a series of intimate pictures that document her interest in her Mexican heritage, and her relationships with friends and family
In May 1931 photographer Nickolas Muray (1892-1965) traveled to Mexico on vacation where he met Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), a woman he would never forget. The two started a romance that continued on and off for the next ten years (beteween other romance) and a friendship that lasted until the end of their lives.

Approximately fifty photographic portraits taken of Frida Kahlo comprise the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray. The photographs, dating from 1937 to 1946, explore Muray’s unique perspective; in the 1930s and 1940s he was Frida Kahlo’s friend, lover and confidant. Muray’s photographs bring to light Kahlo’s deep interest in her Mexican heritage, her life and the people significant to her with whom she shared a close friendship. Correspondence between the two is also included in framed reproduction.

The Hungarian-born Muray was an acclaimed artist in his own right, having pioneered color portrait photography. During his long career, Nickolas Muray photographed many important more
Venue Lugar
Museum of Latin American Art. moola.
628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802 USA
Dates Fechas
April 29th, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Curator Comisario
This exhibition is organized by the Nick
olas Muray Photo Archives and is circulated through GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions.


Nickolas Muray was born Miklos Mandl on Febuary 15, 1892 in Szeged, Hungary. Although his name appears in the Book of Birth Registration of the Jewish Community, he was not given a Jewish name. Two years later, his father Samu, who worked as a postal employee, moved the family to Budapest in search of better educational and economic opportunities. His parents favored Miklos over the more