See Frida Kahlo as never before in these tender photographs taken by her Hungarian lover

See Frida Kahlo as never before in these tender photographs taken by her Hungarian lover

4 April 2019

An intimate collection of photographs by Hungarian-born photographer Nickolas Muray, including candid portraits of art icon Frida Kahlo, are to go on sale in New York.

Some 78 snapshots of socialites, politicians, composers, and writers will be up for grabs, including Muray’s images of Kahlo, his friend and lover.

Nickolas Muray, Miguel Covarrubias (1925–1946).
Nickolas Muray, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera (1940)

Muray worked as a photographer for Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair and even represented the United States as part of the country’s Olympic fencing team before his death in 1965. But it his cache of personal photos — which also include images of Kahlo’s husband, Diego Rivera, and a group of their close friends in Mexico — which have caught collectors’ attention.

The collection will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s in New York, giving its owner-to-be what the auction house describes as a “fascinating insight into the cultural landscape of Mexico in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.”

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