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"Portraits of Frida" by Lucienne Bloch and Nickolas Muray at PDNB Gallery in Dallas, Texas, US

22 June 2024 | 17 August 2024

"Portraits of Frida" will include extraordinary photographs of the celebrated painter, Frida Kahlo, by two artists, Lucienne Bloch and Nickolas Muray.  

When Lucienne Bloch (1909–1999, Geneva, Switzerland) was hired to work in Detroit in 1932 together with the renowned painter Diego Rivera, she met the married artists Frida and Diego. The most significant Diego Rivera mural in the country is now this one at the Detroit Institute of Art. Frida, Diego, and Lucienne grew close quickly. This exhibition will feature a few of Lucienne's portraits of Frida in Detroit.

Nickolas Muray (1892–1965), a New York–based commercial photographer and two-time Olympic fencer, was born in Szeged, Hungary. His portraits of actors, writers, ballet dancers, and other prominent people in the arts were well-known. Muray was a pioneer in advertising color photography. The first color advertising photograph was published in Ladies Home Journal in 1931: it was Muray's magnificent Miami image of a swimming pool with seventeen models dressed in swimwear. Being a skilled printer, he was able to produce photographs with intensely saturated color by employing the three-color carbon printing process.

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery
150 Manufacturing Street, Suite 203
Dallas, 75207 Texas