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"Frida Kahlo through the lens of Nickolas Muray" in Turin, Italy

01 February 2020 | 03 May 2020

The Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi in Turin is  temporarily closed to the public, in light of the impact of COVID-19.

For the first time in Europe, this famous exhibition of 60 photographic Frida's portraits by Nickolas Muray will open at the Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi in Turin on February the 1st, 2020.

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 and a friendship that lasted until her death in 1954.  The photographs, dating from 1937 to 1946, explore Muray’s unique perspective; as 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 with whom she shared a close friendship.

Born in Hungary, Muray became a successful New York fashion and commercial photographer known for his portraits of celebrities, politicians, socialites and artists. Having experimented with color in his work from early on, he found his most colorful model Kahlo. Muray was a prolific photographer and he photographed Kahlo more than any of his other subjects. These portraits of Kahlo have made their way into a variety of media and popular culture, and are integral to the world’s understanding of Kahlo as an individual.

Click here for more info about the exhibition (in Italian)