Ishiuchi Miyako Frida

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Frida by Ishiuchi #23, 2012/2015 © Ishiuchi Miyakp

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Frida by Ishiuchi #67, 2012/2015 © Ishiuchi Miyako

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Frida by Ishiuchi #34, 2012/2015 © Ishiuchi Miyako

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Frida by Ishiuchi #36, 2012/2015 © Ishiuchi Miyako

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Frida by Ishiuchi #39, 2012/2015 © Ishiuchi Miyako

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Frida by Ishiuchi #27, 2012/2015 © Ishiuchi Miyako

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Frida by Ishiuchi Miyako (2013) is a photographic record of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe and belongings. Following Kahlo’s death in 1954 her husband Diego Riviera began placing her personal effects into the bathroom of their Mexico City house, “The Blue House”, which later became the Museo Frida Kahlo. Riviera gave instructions that this room should remain sealed until fifteen years after his data and it in fact remained unopened until 2004 when the museum decided to organise and catalogue the contents. Ishiuchi Miyako was invited to photograph these artefacts, over 300 unseen relics of Kahlo’s life. The work was shown at the Michael Hoppen Gallery, May – June 2015, and will be shown by the gallery at both Zona Maco in Mexico and the Armory in New York in 2016.

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All images © courtesy of Ishiuchi Miyako/Michael Hoppen Gallery

www.michaelhoppengallery.com