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Julien Levy’s Intimate Photographs of Frida Kahlo
Naked Frida – Dioniso Punk
Julien Levy — used his charisma, connections, and personal resources to establish himself as a key player in the field of modern art. An art dealer and owner of Julien Levy Gallery in New York City, which he set up in , Levy created an important space for Surrealists, avant-garde artists, and photographers during the s and 40s. The gallerist was the first to give Kahlo her first solo exhibition in America in and it caused a stir within the art world. Levy and Kahlo were close and there were rumours that they became lovers, as was the unspoken arrangement with Kahlo and her husband. A series of photographs taken by Levy of Kahlo in , a year before her solo show, alludes to this closeness and portrays the Mexican artist semi-nude and candid. With her hair undone, surrounded by her recognizable full skirts, we see Kahlo seemingly at ease with the camera. See more of Levy's fascinating photographs below:.
Two Nudes in the Forest, 1939 by Frida Kahlo
So many words have already been said or written about Frida Kahlo, that it would be quite unnecessary to repeat them all over again. About her naked pictures , in recent years there was a big playing around with creating fakes, so well made, but certainly recognizable to a sensitive and keen eye. In fact, it seems that the only shots of Frida without veils belong to a series by Julian Levy, whereby the body of Frida becomes distinguishable from all the photo montages.
The painting was originally entitled "The Earth Itself" and was a gift Frida Kahlo gave to her intimate girlfriend, Mexican movie star Dolores del Rio. The pop star Madonna was trying to acquire this painting but was outbid. Frida never tried to hide her bisexuality, even from her husband Diego Rivera. This painting revealed her ambivalent sexuality. Two naked women were sitting in the background of the forest.