Frida And Me

Left: Frida Kahlo's Fulang Chang And I. Right: Me and my camera.
Left: Frida Kahlo’s 1937 self-portrait, Fulang-Chang And I. Right: Me and my camera feeling self conscious at the MOMA. January 2016.

When this self-portrait was exhibited in Julien Levy’s 1938 show of Frida Kahlo’s work, the mirror was not included. It was created as an afterthought; added later when Kahlo decided to give the painting to her close friend, Mary Sklar, as a thank you for purchasing another painting from the same exhibit. Kahlo gifted Fulang-Chang and I  to Sklar telling her that she added the mirror so they could always be together.

 

This is my second response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art.

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14 thoughts on “Frida And Me

    1. Thank you! Yes it was a lovely gesture of friendship, and the addition of the mirror was a brilliant idea! With this work on axhibit at the MOMO anyone who visits can spend some time together with Frida Kahlo 🙂

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