What Frida Wore

The legend’s wardrobe showcased after 50 years behind lock and key.

After Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera shut her belongings in a bathroom at their Mexico City home, the Blue House – then demanded it be locked until 15 years after his death. In fact, the room wasn’t opened until 2004. Ishiuchi Miyako was invited to photograph its intimate contents when they went on show at the Frida Kahlo museum in Mexico City in an exhibition curated by Circe Henestrosa. .

Frida by Ishiuchi Miyako is at Michael Hoppen Gallery, London SW3, from 14 May to 12 July.

Originally published by Adel El-Assaad on www.kingdome.co

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