Graciela Iturbide, ‘Casa de Frida Kahlo, Coyoacán, Mexico’, 2005, Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, France

Each 29.8 x 30.2 cm (11 3/4 x 11 7/8 in.)

Los Angeles: Rose Gallery, 2007

From the Catalogue:
‘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.
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: Each signed, titled, dated and numbered 3/6 in pencil on the verso. Accompanied by a portfolio case and Colophon.

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

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

Rose Gallery, Santa Monica

About Graciela Iturbide