14. She had several exotic pets.
A painting by Frida Kahlo depicting two nude women sold Thursday in New York for a record $8 million, the highest price yet for any work by the iconic Mexican artist, Christie's said. The 1939 painting "Two Nudes in the Forest (The Earth Itself)" was estimated to be worth $8 to $12 million. Show More Summary
The legacy of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s relationship is defined by controversy. After all, they married twice, and Diego cheated on Frida with her own sister. Frida also had her own affair with Leon Trotsky. However, a new exhibit...Show More Summary
Many of us have imagined what it would be like to channel the spirit of Frida Kahlo. And I'm not just talking about donning flower crowns and perfectly draped fabrics, perhaps sporting an unabashedly contiguous line of hair above your eyes or lips. Show More Summary
Each summer the New York Botanical Garden chooses a theme to inspire its plantings and to guide its museum exhibition. Last year the Frida Kahlo theme attracted record crowds. This year, the topic is "Impressionism: American GardensShow More Summary
Photographer Marcel Sternberger aimed to capture unguarded moments: Frida Kahlo's elegance, tenderness between Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, and Diego Rivera's silly faces. His images of some of the early-20th-century's biggest...Show More Summary
Her holiness Frida Kahlo is many things. A revolutionary painter who forever altered the course of contemporary art. A fashion icon. A political activist, a passionate gardener, a proud Latina feminist and a bisexual person. And, yes,...Show More Summary
What does it mean to be a female artist, or really an artist of any kind? Like Athena emerging from Zeus’s head fully formed, Cavendish and Kahlo emerge from these books as mentor-mothers, born again in imagination and time.
Post by Caroline Olney. By all accounts, Frida Kahlo was a delicate woman. By the time she was 6, she had contracted polio and a limp, and by 18 had she had shattered her leg in 11 places, broken her spine, and had her vagina and uterus ripped apart by a metal pole. Show More Summary
image credit From Frida Kahlo's courtyard to a tropical sculpture park in Brazil, art and the outdoors meet to spectacular effect across the world. Here are 11 must-see gardens for art-lovers. The Presurfer
Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and theatre director Nancy Meckler talk about creating She Said, a piece about Kahlo that Tamara Rojo commissioned for English National Ballet. (Rojo had not, at first, expected to take the title role.)
Fifty years after Frida Kahlo died in her home in Mexico City, her most private rooms were finally opened to the public, revealing a trove of diaries, letters, and hundreds of clothes still perfumed by paint and cigarettes. When the items became available to the Frida Kahlo Museum in 2004,... More »
Thursday, March 10, 2016 | ‘In Search of Frida Kahlo’ airs on Ovation.
From Frida Kahlo to Miranda July, these GIF artists have great tastes in role models.
Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera shared one of history's most torrid love affairs. Their relationship was both riddled with infidelities and bound by their endless love for one another. Much of their time together was spent...Show More Summary
Before Salma Hayek became Frida Kahlo on the silver screen, she portrayed the beautiful but manipulative Teresa in the 1989 telenovela "Teresa." The soap opera was a hit for Mexico's TV network, Televisa, and Hayek became a star. Nearly three decades later, Univision's "!Despierta América!" found Hayek's first audition tape for Televisa. Show More Summary
…and Dos Mujeres makes thirteen. Prior to The Museum of Fine Art’s acquisition of the first painting Frida Kahlo ever sold, there were twelve of her paintings in U.S. museum collections. Earlier this week, the trustees of the Boston gallery made it a baker’s dozen when they agreed to the purchase for an amount that... Show More Summary
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has acquired Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) (1928) by Frida Kahlo (1907?1954). The painting depicts two Mexican women set against dense tropical foliage. Held privately in the United States since 1929?when it was purchased directly from the artist?the portrait was the first painting ever sold by Kahlo. Show More Summary
"I do not think that the banks of a river suffer because they let the river flow."
“They helped me really prepare for my life with Robert [Mapplethorpe]. These were two artists who believed in one another, and each trusted the other as a shepherd of their art. And that was worth fighting for through their love affairs and fights and disappointments and arguments. They always came back to each other through […]