The photographer Graciela Iturbide documented the moment when, after 50 years, a bathroom was opened in the Blue House where Frida Kahlo had lived, lifting the lid on numerous secrets.
Nobody knows for sure what led Rivera to decide to block off the bathroom. Perhaps it was simply the desire to preserve one of the artist's intimate spaces, as suggested by the personal objects left there: corsets, Frida's orthopedic leg and some crutches, political posters of Lenin and Stalin, medicines, and other time-worn objects, all of which Graciela photographed as unscathed relics of a desecrated sanctuary.
Shown one by one within the photographic collection, these objects radiate with a strange light.
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