Simultaneously with the Dallas Museum of Art's highly anticipated exhibition, "México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde,” PDNB Gallery will be exhibiting a special selection of photographs of the influential Mexican Surrealist painter and icon, Frida Kahlo.
The exhibition will highlight the playful and candid portraits of Frida taken by artist and close companion, Lucienne Bloch. By an encounter with the great Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, Bloch was subsequently introduced to Frida, and the two developed a deep friendship. During Diego's turbulent stay in the United States, Bloch became an important figure in Frida's life, helping her overcome a number of obstacles that would later reflect in the artist's most important paintings. Bloch would also document many of Diego's prominent mural works including “Unity Panel” at the New Workers School in New York, 1933, (included in the exhibition) and the only surviving photographs of the controversial Rockefeller Center mural, which was destroyed in 1934.