A photographic portrait of Frida Kahlo. Photo: Nickolas Muray


An intimate portrayal of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo as seen through 54 pictures taken by Hungarian photographer Nickolas Muray is now on display inside the art gallery of the Palacio Municipal in Puebla.

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Photo: Nickolas Muray

This extraordinary collection of black-and-white and color portraits of the artist, taken over a 10-year period between 1937 and 1946, has never before been displayed in Mexico.

The exhibit also includes six letters written between the two, detailing their close relationship.

The negatives of the photographs were recently discovered by Muray’s children, along with the letters, in a box of their late father’s belongings.

Up until that time, neither Muray’s children nor any historians had known about the intimate relationship the photographer had sustained with Kahlo.

The art gallery is located inside the Puebla Palacio Municipal at Portal Hidalgo, on the corner of Cinco de Mayo and across from that city’s main plaza in downtown Puebla.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the Muray photograph exhibit will remain on display through May 22.

There is a 35-peso admission fee.

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