Imogen Cunningham, Frida Kahlo Rivera, Painter and Wife of Diego Rivera, 1931. Printed in the USA. Measures 4 x 6 in.
Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving examines how politics, gender, trauma, and national identity influenced Kahlo's diverse modes of creativity. The exhibition at the de Young features highly personal items from her lifelong home, La Casa Azul in Mexico City—including photographs, costumes from her wardrobe, and personalize braces and prosthetics—alongside paintings and drawings by the iconic artist and photographs reflecting her unique self-fashioning.