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Title

Frida Kahlo

1944


Artist

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Mexico

1902 - 2002


About

This photograph of Frida Kahlo was taken by Manuel Alvarez Bravo at the Picasso exhibition, sponsored and organised by MoMa, at the Muse de Arte Moderno, Mexico City 1944.

Due to the perceived lack of government funding for international modern art exhibitions in Mexico during the 1940s, North American museums sponsored and organised exhibitions in Mexico City through the non-governmental Mexican organisation ‘Society of Modern Art’. The 1944 Picasso show was the first exhibition of his work in Mexico. The following year in 1945, through the collaboration between the Society of Modern Art and various North American museums and promoters, an exhibition was held at the same venue of Manuel Alvarez Bravo’s work.


Details


Date

1944


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

24.5 x 19.4 cm image; 25.3 x 20.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed u.l.corner verso, pencil "Manuel Alvarez Bravo". Not dated. Signed l.r.corner verso, pencil "M Alvarez Bravo". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Edron Pty Ltd - 1996 through the auspices of Alistair McAlpine


Location

Not on display


Accession number

694.1996


Artist information

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Works in the collection

5


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Unknown (Curator), Manuel Alvearez Bravo: 303 photographies 1920 - 1986., Paris, 1986, 101 (illus.).