Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism feeds into the repeated use of Kahlo and Rivera’s work, and the mythology of their romantic relationship, as shorthand for an entire era.
Greatness, in this new golden age of wealth and vanity collecting, is inextricably linked to money, selling prices, and auction results.
The sale of “Diego y yo” (1949) skyrocketed past Kahlo’s previous auction record, $8 million.
Three art historians put the focus back on Kahlo’s artistic output.
Emily Rapp Black’s new book cuts though self-serving interpretations of disabled bodies like Kahlo’s, which have long emphasized the comfort or pleasure of others.
Kahlo’s aesthetic reflects the vogue of her time: the mythologizing of a homogenized Indigenous past afforded by her proximity to whiteness and wealth.
In the age of “social distancing,” reflecting on works by a number of artists who found themselves isolated, detained, or bed-ridden for various reasons.
Zeitgeisty is perhaps the best word to describe the Brooklyn Museum’s popular exhibition, which takes for granted the idea that Kahlo’s artwork is merely an extension of her constructed persona.
Simon Morley’s new book presents a seven-tiered analytical framework that aims to make even the most inscrutable works of modern art accessible.
This weekend at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra will perform a series of pieces in celebration of the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving.
Lange granted the younger artist an enduring gift: an introduction to a man who would become her lifelong physician and trusted friend, respected thoracic surgeon Dr. Leo Eloesser.
The event, which costs £17 (~$22), might not have sat well with the communist painter.