PORTRAIT IN FOUR MOVEMENTS by Chloe Aridjis
135 x 200mm, 52 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, 2021
Nahui Olin was a celebrated artist, writer and muse during the cultural renaissance of Mexico City in the 1920s, who died impoverished and alone. In this captivating essay, Chloe Aridjis explores the artist’s shifting fortunes and seismic passions through her relationships with the men who tried to capture her.
Taking her name from the Aztec sign of cosmic movement, Nahui Olin’s life was one of fire and tempest, gunpower and great heights, revolution and alchemy. An essential read for anyone interested in the lives of female artists.
For readers of Ali Smith, Fleur Jaeggy and Marina Warner. This is the perfect book for art-lovers, igniting their curiosity with an untold story from the end of modernism. A three-dimensional portrait you won’t be able to stop reading.