Frida Kahlo's home, La Casa Azul, was donated by her husband, artist Diego Rivera, to be converted into a museum in 1958, and fans of her work and wisdom still flock to see the standing collection and temporary exhibitions of her work and personal belongings. There are parts of the house that are not open for public viewing, but Mexican artist Graciela Iturbide recently got permission to photograph never-before-seen items in the home for spoke about the experience with ART21 for Season 7 of their "Art in the Twenty-First Century" series.
From a blood and paint-stained hospital gown, to posters and leg braces, the items photographed are eerie but paint a vivid picture of the artist's life in her final years. "I am always trying to capture something that has not been seen," says Iturbide of the photo series. She also says that she is not a "Frida-maniac," but admires the work ethic. "Despite her suffering, she painted. And this is what I admire."
[via Huffington Post]