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Frida Kahlo By Gisele Freund

Frida Kahlo by Gisele Freund

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In this unpublished collection of more than 100 images, Gisele Freund, one of the most highly acclaimed portrait photographers, offers an intimate look into the work and personal life of one of the contemporary art world's most perennially popular artists--Frida Kahlo.

Frida Kahlo Summary

Frida Kahlo: The Gisele Freund Photographs by Gisele Freund

In 1950, photographer Gisele Freund embarked on a two-week trip to Mexico, but she wouldn't leave until two years later. There she met the legendary couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Welcomed into their home, she immersed herself in their private lives and the cultural and artistic diversity of the country, taking hundreds of photographs. These powerful photographs, among the last taken before Kahlo's death, bear poignant witness to Frida's beauty and talent.Showcasing more than 100 of these rare images, many of which have never been published before, the book also includes previously unpublished commentary by Gisele Freund about Frida Kahlo, texts by Kahlo's biographer Gerard de Cortanze and art historian Lorraine Audric, as well as a link to a previously unreleased colour film, shot by Freund, showing Diego Rivera at work.

About Gisele Freund

Gisele Freund (1908-2000) was one of the first female members of Magnum Photos and is also known as one of the greatest portrait photographers of all time. She photographed an incredible number of renowned writers and artists, including Vladimir Nabokov, Virginia Woolf, and James Joyce, among others.

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Frida Kahlo: The Gisele Freund Photographs by Gisele Freund
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