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Frida Kahlo's Influential Style Examined in Exhibition

ABC / October 4th, 2012

Fashion and art circles have long been fascinated by the aesthetic sense of Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo. She had an unforgettable personal style: peasant blouses, flowing skirts, floppy ribbons, braided-hair, monobrow.

Rivera, Matta Could Continue the 'May Madness' at Auctions

Chicago Tribune / May 21st, 2012

In the wake of record-breaking sales that took place earlier this month, both Christie’s and Sotheby’s will be conducting auctions of Latin American art this week. Leading the Sotheby’s line up is...

"The Splendor of Cuba: 450 Years of Architecture and Interiors," a Rewarding Peak at a Rich Culture

ArtfixDaily / December 5th, 2011

This lavishly-illustrated tome, written by West Indian decorative arts specialist Michael Connors, is an unprecedented tour of stunning and architecturally significant Cuban palacios, mansions, and private homes that have been meticulously preserved, previously un-photographed, and inaccessible to ...

Houston Fine Art Fair Debut Totals $6 Million in Sales

ArtfixDaily / September 21st, 2011

The inaugural Houston Fine Art Fair found a ready audience in Texas over the weekend. The gate topped 10,500 with 3,000 attending the opening night of this new 80-dealer show. Sales of artwork were reported to be about $6 million total.

Tate Modern going global with acquisitions

ArtfixDaily / May 25th, 2010

A decade after its inception, Tate Modern has displayed some 880 new acquisitions, both gifts and purchases. In a press release, Britain's bastion of modern and contemporary art states that it will continue to aggressively pursue new artworks from regions other than Europe and North America. ...

Latin American art collection enlivens Florida museum

Sun Sentinel / May 10th, 2010

The walls of the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale are quietly, elegantly pulsating with passion, politics, controversy, violence, magic, humor, grief, longing and hard work. A vivid Diego Rivera painting of a stone cutter is part of the museum's new exhibit, "Latin American Art From the Collection ...

Frido Kahlo retrospective in Berlin

Time / May 10th, 2010

For someone who has achieved cult status for the way she spilled her guts onto the canvas, Frida Kahlo's work remains wrapped in an aura of mystery. "You can't separate the paintings from her biography," says Helga Prignitz-Poda, the curator of "Frida Kahlo — Retrospective." "But there is always ...

Museum show is big on Botero

New York Times / April 3rd, 2010

The Colombian artist Fernando Botero is showcased at Long Island's Nassau County Museum of Art, where a small but significant collection of figure paintings, drawings and monumental sculptures is gathered, including a huge, plump female nude at the entrance. In painting or sculpture, Botero, ...

Mid-market art stolen from Europe often lands in U.S.

Naples News / February 18th, 2010

Robert Wittman, the de facto head of the FBI’s art theft program from 1988 until 2008, has tracked down stolen Goyas, a Rembrandt, and five Norman Rockwells, among many other multi-million dollar artworks.  Art and antiques originating in theft hotspots like Europe, South America, and ...

Forgeries or Finds? Art world is fighting over Frida Kahlo

LA Times Arts / September 6th, 2009

The emergence of previously unknown artwork said to be made by the popular Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-54) has led to a very public debate about its authenticity. In Mexico, Kahlo is officially ranked an artist of the national patrimony, a formal endorsement foreign to American culture. ...