Sunday, July 06, 2008

Frida & Diego, A Personal Memoir, Photographs by Lucienne Bloch

Frida & Diego, A Personal Memoir, Photographs by Lucienne Bloch at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco, CA. "...Lucienne Bloch and Frida Kahlo met in New York City in 1931. Originally hired by Diego Rivera as an assistant to grind colors for his political frescoes, Bloch was befriended by Kahlo and quickly developed a kinship and strong bond with her. Their independent spirits and shared scorn for the social dichotomy of the Depression era in which they lived inspired Bloch to hide her Leica in her blouse, and steal past security guards at The Rockefeller Center and make the only photographic record of Rivera's controversial communist mural before it was destroyed. The photographs resulting from her three years spent traveling with Frida & Diego, reveal poignant moments between the two women and the fierce creative spirit that they shared." Also... Images of Mexico - Photographs by Lola Alvarez Bravo, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Imogen Cunningham, Tina Modotti, Paul Strand, Brett Weston, Edward Weston, and Reid Yalom.


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