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ESSAY BY FRIDA KAHLO BIOGRAPHER HAYDEN HERRERA

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in News | 0 comments

“My Bartoli…I don’t know how to write love letters.  But I wanted to tell you that my whole being opened for you. Since I fell in love with you everything is transformed and is full of beauty…. love is like an aroma, like a current, like rain.  You know, my sky, you rain on me and I, like the earth, receive you. Mara”  — Frida Kahlo, October 1946 This group of twenty-five letters that the Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo wrote to a Spanish refugee named Jose Bartoli between August 1946, when she had just turned thirty-nine, and November 1949, show that she knew how to write love letters that flow with poetry and passion. Kahlo’s letters are steamy with unbridled sensuality and they are, like Kahlo’s paintings, extraordinarily direct and personal. They cry outwith a heart-breaking loneliness and with...

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FRIDA KAHLO LOVE LETTERS SELL FOR $137,000 AT DOYLE NEW YORK

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Collections, Exhibitions, Frida Kahlo, History, News | 0 comments

A group of love letters written by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo sold for $137,000 at Doyle New York on April 15, 2015. The 25 letters were written by Frida Kahlo to Jose Bartoli, a Catalán émigré artist whom she met in New York. Many of the letters include keepsakes inserted by Kahlo, among them drawings, photographs, pressed flowers and other mementos. The successful bidder was a private collector in New York, who is also an artist and a great admirer of Frida Kahlo. These unpublished letters, dating from 1946 through 1949 and comprising more than 100 pages in Spanish, were secreted away and cherished by Bartoli until his death in 1995. They remained in the possession of Bartoli’s family, who made the decision to offer the letters at auction, 20 years after his death. Frida Kahlo met José Bartoli...

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Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Exhibitions, Frida Kahlo, News, Upcoming Exhibitions | 0 comments

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces

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Viva la Vida: The Art of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Upcoming Exhibitions | 0 comments

Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:00 p.m. – Rich Theatre Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera each achieved international recognition in the history of modern art. Rarely, however, have their paintings been considered in relation to each another, largely due to the view that they worked in very different styles and with separate intentions. In celebration of the opening of Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting, Guest Curator Elliott H. King will present on the artistic relationship these artists shared during their twenty-five years together as a married couple. Although their approaches to painting differed, both were influenced early on by traditional European painting; both caught the attention of the international avant-garde; and both were passionately committed to Mexico’s indigenous people, traditions, and post-revolutionary values. Further, and perhaps most importantly, each steadfastly supported the other’s art, even amidst highly publicized...

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Expondrán vida y obra de Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Past Exhibitions | 0 comments

El Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo exhibirá una serie de piezas, entre óleos, maquetas, dibujos y fotografías que exploran las diferentes facetas que caracterizaron a esta pareja.

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