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, the intellect and the dream. An essential read for anyone interested in the lives of female artists.
Published by Juxta Press, 68 pgs, 20 × 15 cm, Softcover, 2021, 978-88-944972-9-8