In collaboration with the Leo Matiz foundation, m+v ART is pleased to present a selection of unpublished photographs by Leo Matiz (Colombia, 1917-1998) taken of Frida Kahlo in Mexico during the 1940s. These images are part of a recent discovery made by Alejandra Matiz, daughter of the artist and president of the foundation, in 2012. The 55 negatives were found in a sealed envelope in the archives in Mexico, which were then documented and preserved for archival purposes. This is the first time a group of these photographs will be presented to the public.
Leo Matiz is considered one of the most important Colombian photographers of the 20th Century. Since a teenager and throughout his entire life he documented history in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East; photographing rural and urban landscapes, abstract forms he found in architectural buildings and nature. He also took portraits of influential people in film, politics, and art. Matiz spent the decade of the 1940â€™s living and working in Mexico where he was able to develop his artistic eye and where he entered the social circle of collaborating with film projects and artists such as Maria Felix, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, David-Alvaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco, among others.
About m+v ART
m+v ART is the most recent arrival to the Wynwood Art District in Miami, Florida. Founded by Mali Parkerson and Valentina Garcia, two art entrepreneurs with a passion for fine art and over 15 years of combined experience in the international art world. m+v ART provides collectors with advisory services in modern and contemporary art, in order to help them build and enhance their collections. We are also dedicated to the management and representation of contemporary artists to promote them in the international market.