The Hungarian-born artist Nickolas Muray (1892-1965) is best remembered for his photographs of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, though he shot many celebrities from Greta Garbo to Marilyn Monroe.
This picture of her in a blue dress was taken in 1939 around the height of the two artists’ decade-long affair, which ended the following year when Kahlo remarried Diego Rivera.
This particular print, which New York gallery Throckmorton Fine Art offers at the Salon Art + Design Fair (November 9-13), was printed by contemporary photographer Tod Gangler. One of only a handful of people who still use the process of carbon printing or tri-colour printing, he produces his own works and reproduces those of others using the process.
It takes five days and a succession of 39 steps to create each print.