Frida Kahlo was an artist born in Mexico in 1907. She died at age 47, in 1954.
Kahlo was a woman who was way ahead of her time. This photograph, taken by photographer Nikolas Murray in 1946 in New York City (where Kahlo resided) shows a woman who was definitely her own person, though living in a time when women didn’t have many choices and were expected to behave and look a certain way.
You just didn’t see this type of eccentric, bohemian individuality in those days…or perhaps it existed in big cities like New York, but was still so very rarely seen.
I think she looks gorgeous and badass all at once. Vulnerable and fierce. This wonderful photo has a timeless quality. There’s no way you can look at it and tell when it was taken. It could just as easily have been taken today.