Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until May 18th
Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (Autorretrato con collar de espinas y colibrķ), 1940, Oil on canvas
I'm heading down to Philly to check out the Frida Kahlo exhibition which closes on May 18th. It was at the Walker Art Center before and will go to The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in June. The exhibit will only be shown at these three venues. 42 paintings and 100 photographs.
Kahlo is one of my favorite artists and it's hard to let this show go by without seeing it. Check it out if you are in the area. Info here on the show. A review by Peter Schjeldahl from The New Yorker here.
"Organized in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth, Frida Kahlo is the first major Kahlo exhibition in the United States in nearly fifteen years. It presents over forty of the artist's most important self-portraits, still lifes, and portraits from the beginning of her career in 1926 until her death in 1954. Rendered in vivid colors and realistic detail, Kahlo's jewel-like paintings are filled with complex symbolism, often relating to specific incidents in her life. In her iconic self-portraits the artist continually reinvented herself. Paintings like The Two Kahlos (1939) demonstrate her penchant for self-examination, and works like Henry Ford Hospital (1932) and The Broken Column (1944) express her struggles with illness throughout her life. "