So claims a grandson of Rivera in a new documentary, but scholars remain skeptical.
Mexican Artists Take Over Rock Center For Day of the Dead
A catrina of Frida Kahlo, colorful alebrijes, and José Guadalupe Posada’s satirical skeletons are among the unmissable works on view.
Collector Who Says He Burned Frida Kahlo Work for NFT Under Investigation
Martín Mobarak may have broken Mexican law, but he burned the proof.
Frida, The Musical Is Coming to Broadway in 2024
The musical is the first such telling of Kahlo’s life that has been sanctioned by her family, and draws in part on details from Intimate Frida, a book by her niece Isolda P. Kahlo.
A Brief History of Women’s Eyebrows in Art
Since antiquity, women’s eyebrows have been sites of intense scrutiny, constantly shifting between trend cycles.
Mexican Modernism Was More Than Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
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.
Why Frida Kahlo Still Isn’t a Great Woman Artist According to the Market
Greatness, in this new golden age of wealth and vanity collecting, is inextricably linked to money, selling prices, and auction results.
Frida Kahlo Portrait Hammers at $31 Million, Shatters Records for Latin American Art
The sale of “Diego y yo” (1949) skyrocketed past Kahlo’s previous auction record, $8 million.
New Frida Kahlo Monograph Moves Beyond Individual Genius Narrative
Three art historians put the focus back on Kahlo’s artistic output.
Enough with the Ableist Worship of Frida Kahlo
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.
An Indigenous Perspective on Frida Kahlo
Kahlo’s aesthetic reflects the vogue of her time: the mythologizing of a homogenized Indigenous past afforded by her proximity to whiteness and wealth.
The Artists Who Found Inspiration in Isolation
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.