Manuel Alvarez Bravo

(Mexico 1902 – 2002)

Frida Kahlo

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1944
Media
Photograph
Medium
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
Accession number
694.1996
Copyright
Unable to display image due to copyright restrictions