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  • Provenance

    Rose Gallery, Santa Monica

  • Exhibited

    América Latina 1960-2013, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 19 November 2013 - 6 April 2014; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, 24 May - 29 September 2014, for the present lot

  • Literature

    D. Rosenzweig, M. Rosenzweig, Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress, Frida's Wardrobe: Fashion from the Museo Frida Kahlo, Chronicle, 2008, pp. 19, 21, 25
    L. Camnitzer, O. Compagnon, A. M. Carrillo, América Latina, 1960-2013: Photographies, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, 2013, pp. 288-293

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.’

    Frida Kahlo

    In 2005, Graciela Iturbide was granted a week’s access to Frida Kahlo’s house in Mexico City where the artist spent most of her life. Immersing herself in Kahlo’s private spaces – the bedroom and bathroom particularly – Iturbide documented the rooms and objects left intact and untouched since the painter’s death. Iturbide photographed the bath, corsets, artificial limbs and other objects, many of which were blood stained or paint splattered. The current lot, a portfolio of six dye transfer prints, is a record of these everyday objects and places that shaped the painter and her canvases.

    One of Mexico’s foremost living artists, Graciela Iturbide studied under Manuel Álvarez Bravo at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográfcos of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and later worked as his assistant. She received the Hasselblad Award in 2008 and has exhibited at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Fundación Mapfre, Madrid; and the Tate Modern, London.

  • Artist Biography

    Graciela Iturbide

    Mexican • 1942

    One of Mexico’s foremost living artists, Graciela Iturbide challenges national stereotypes in her photography, documenting the lives of the indigenous population of her native Mexico. She studied under Manuel Álvarez Bravo at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, part of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and later worked as his assistant. Iturbide has received multiple awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1988, the Hasselblad Award in 2008 and the PHotoEspaña Award in 2010. Her work has been exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid; and Tate Modern, London.

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Property from a Private Collection, France

47

Casa de Frida Kahlo, Coyoacán, Mexico

2005
Los Angeles: Rose Gallery, 2007. Six dye transfer prints.
Each 29.8 x 30.2 cm (11 3/4 x 11 7/8 in.)
Each signed, titled, dated and numbered 3/6 in pencil on the verso. Accompanied by a portfolio case and Colophon.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Contact Specialist
Genevieve Janvrin
Head of Photographs, Europe
+44 20 7318 4092

Photographs

London Auction 3 November 2016