For the Love of Frida

Nickolas Muray -- the photographer behind more than 10,000 portraits of celebrities such as Marlene Dietrich, Fred Astaire, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Claude Monet -- may be most remembered for his relationship with Frida Kahlo. In her 1990 biography, The Brush of Anguish, Martha Zamora mentions several men with whom Kahlo had dalliances, but states her relationship with one particular artist touched her more deeply than others: “One affair of great consequence to Frida was with Nickolas Muray, a well-known Hungarian photographer who made some of the most beautiful photographs of Frida.” During their ten-year on-again, off-again affair that began in the Thirties, Muray captured nearly 100 color and black-and-white images of the famously vibrant and complex Mexican painter. Now many of those portraits -- most of which have not been seen before -- are featured alongside letters exchanged between the lovers in a new book, I Will Never Forget You ... : Frida Kahlo to Nickolas Muray, by Salomon Grimberg. Tonight at 6:00 you can meet the author and view a selection of the photographs at TRESART Gallery. Admission is free. The exhibit runs through June 23. Call 305-573-9611, or visit www.tresart.us.
May 13-June 23

 
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