A current exhibit at the Heard Museum in Phoneix offers a rare opportunity to see firsthand masterpieces by two of the most important and recognizable artists of the 20th century. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is making Phoenix its only North American stop on a world tour.
Thirty-three works by the famed Mexican artists, from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, are exhibited in the newly opened Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery through Aug. 20, 2017. The Gelmans were Mexican-based European emigres who were friends of the artists.
On view are Kahlo’s Self Portrait with Monkeys and Diego on My Mind, and Rivera’s Calla Lily Vendor and Sunflowers. In addition, the exhibit includes more than 50 photographs taken by Edward Weston, Lola Álvarez Bravo and Frida Kahlo’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, among others.
The exhibit also features clothing and jewelry of the style and region that Frida Kahlo chose to wear.