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Frida Kahlo, Her Photos Exhibition

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Currently on display until 10 February, 2019 at the Bendigo Art Gallery is an exhibition featuring Frida Kahlo, her photos.

Renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo had a special relationship with photography, and meticulously accumulated a collection of photographs during the course of her life.

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Frida Kahlo, her photos draws from the extensive archive of the Casa Azul (Blue House), Kahlo's former home and is now a museum dedicated to her life and work.

First revealed to the public in 2007, the Casa Azul photographic archive was unavailable for five decades and consists of more than 6500 images, with 257 on display in this exhibition. It was curated by Mexican photographer and photography historian Pablo Ortiz Monasterio.

The photos capture the interests and obsessions, her family and friends, her fascination for Diego Rivera and other loves, enemies, political struggles and art, the pre-Columbian past and her great love for Mexico and its traditions. Frida Kahlo, her photos also includes several photographs from her hospital stay and recovery following the 1925 accident which left her crippled and in considerable pain.

Image supplied by Katrina Hall Publicity/Communications

Several of Frida's colleagues are revealed in the exhibition including Man Ray, Martin Munkacsi, Fritz Henle, Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Pierre Verger, and Lola and Manuel Alvarez.

You can view this exclusive exhibition on Frida Kahlo, her photos at the Bendigo Art Gallery until 10 February, 2019.
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Why? View photographs from Frida Kahlo
When: 8 December - 10 February
Phone: (03) 5434 6088
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View St, Bendigo
Cost: Free
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