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Never-before-seen photos of Frida Kahlo are going to auction

Images VIA Sotheby’s
Words by Ruby Staley

See inside Frida’s world.

A collection of intimate and rare images of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and their circle of friends is going up for auction.

Taken by Nickolas Muray – a famed portrait photographer and Frida’s former lover – the never-before-seen photos capture Frida and Diego in their home and among friends. Totalling 78 photos, the collection offers a unique peek into the lives of the famous artists.

Alongside Frida, the images also feature composer Carlos Chávez, muralist Roberto Montenegro, actress Margo Albert, painter and writer Mai-Mai Sze, and Cristina Kahlo, Frida’s sister.

Some of the pictures are currently on display at the Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving exhibition in Brooklyn, while more intimate shots have been provided by an anonymous buyer. Once they go to auction, pieces are expected to start at $15,000 USD.

The auction will take place at Sotheby’s in New York on April 5. You can view select photographs online here.

sothebys.com

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