Frida Kahlo : The Gisele Freund Photographs
'Offers the most intimate insights into her life and working process . . . both Kahlo and Rivera shine forth from these domestic images' - New York Times
A beautiful collection of photographs of the artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo
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more than 100 of these rare images, many of which have never been published before, the book also includes previously unpublished commentary by Gisele Freund about Frida Kahlo, texts by Kahlo's biographer Gerard de Cortanze and art historian Lorraine Audric, as well as a link to a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.
- Author: Gisele Freund and Gerard De Cortanze
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Date published: September 2014
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1419714238
- Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 17.6 cm