'Frida Mania' Hits London, Lands on Google Arts & Culture

  • June 07, 2018 12:31

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Self-portrait on the Border between Mexico and the United States of America, Frida Kahlo, 1932. © Modern Art International Foundation, Courtesy María and Manuel Reyero.
Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

This week, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum opened the much-anticipated show Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up, on view until November 4. Frida look-a-likes showed up dressed in Kahlo's signature style at the exhibition opening. On view are many objects that have never left the artist's homeland; traveling from Mexico, some 200 personal items help tell the iconic artist's story, including her cat-eye sunglasses, a glass bottle of morphine, and her prosthetic leg. After Frida's death in 1954, her husband, artist Diego Rivera, sealed up The Blue House, Kahlo’s Mexico City home, where artifacts remained hidden until rediscovered in 2004.

For those who can't travel to London, Google Arts & Culture has quietly launched Faces of Fridaan incredibly comprehensive archive of Frida Kahlo's art, life, letters, possessions, photographs, homes, and recent exhibitions, including a virtual look at last year's show at New York Botanical Garden. Of course, you can walk in Frida's shoes with Street Views of her personal places.

Cotton huipil with machine-embroidered chain stitch; printed cotton skirt with embroidery and holán (ruffle)
Victoria and Albert Museum

Looking ahead: The popular traveling exhibiton, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, opens October 26–January 19, 2020, at North Carolina Museum of Art. 

 


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