Portrait of Frida Kahlo found in Isamu Noguchi’s archives, ca. 1930s.
In all likelihood, this photo was taken by Noguchi during the time he was working on his commission at the Mercado Abelardo Rodrigues in Mexico City in 1936. The pair stayed in touch throughout the 1940s, when Frida made occasional visits to New York for treatments for her ongoing ailments. A framed collection of butterflies hangs above Frida’s bed in the Casa Azul in Mexico City, a gift from Noguchi.
The Noguchi Museum Archive