FRIDA KAHLO - HER PHOTOS
On view August 25 to January 8, 2023
Exhibition made possible by the Anwar Family
Lissa Noël Wagner Wing – Concho Resources, Wagner II, and Wagner III Galleries
Frida Kahlo – Her Photos, presents the iconic artist’s personal photo collection for the first time in the state of Texas. Locked in the bathroom of La Casa Azul for over fifty years, these images comprise a moving glimpse into Kahlo’s personal life.
It was only in 2003 that the archive was opened and that all hidden documents, objects, and over 6,500 photographs were revealed and studied. By 2009, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Mexican photographer and photo historian, as the curator of this exhibition selected 241 of the newly found photographs to compose it.
Frida Kahlo - Her Photos gives viewers the opportunity to get to know the woman behind the artist: her origins and roots, her friendships and romantic relationships, her constant fight with her fragile health, her political tendencies and also, the strong role that photography played in her life and work.
Pictured: Frida Kahlo, by Guillermo Kahlo, 1926 © Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Archive Bank of Mexico, Fiduciary in the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museum Trust