Frida Kahlo was born on the 6th of July 1907 in Mexico City and passed away in her hometown forty seven years later on the 13th of July. To celebrate her 110th birthday and to mark the 63rd anniversary of her passing, we bring you one of the most fascinating photographic collections about the life of Kahlo, taken by famed German-French photographer Gisèle Freund during the early 1950’s.
Kahlo is considered a symbol of modern art and one of the most famous icons of XX century culture. Although she only lived for 47 years, she left behind a body of art that still resonates today, while her legacy as a fashion icon also cannot be underestimated.
Frida Kahlo passed away in Coyoacán, Mexico City just a year after Gisèle Freund had returned to Paris. Freund’s photo collection of Kahlo was published by Harry N. Abrams in 2015 and exhibited at Throckmorton Fine Art in New York City that same year.