I paint self portraits because I am the person I know best
February 25, 2008 4:51 AM Subscribe
La Real Frida
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offers beautiful film footage of Frida Kahlo.* Beyond her own self-portraits
, some of the most iconic images of Frida are portraits by her 10-year lover, photographer Nickolas Muray
.*Clips of Frida on the stretcher (1:40) and when she is painting her hand (2:24) are not Frida, but from a bio-pic, "Frida Naturaleza Viva."
In addition to his Frida portraits, Muray's work chronicled the glitterati of the era for Vogue and Vanity Fair. The George Eastman House has a 15-page collection of Muray's work
, an enjoyable gallery to browse.
See the first major Kahlo exhibit
in the United States in nearly fifteen year at Philadelphia Museum of Art between now and May 18, 2008
See Frida Kahlo through the lens of The Lens of Nickolas Muray
at the Delaware Art Museum now through March 30, 2008.