Frida Kahlo | Drents Museum

Nickolas Muray (1892-1965), Frida Kahlo in blue Blouse, 1939, photo, 32.4 x 24.1 cm, Throckmorton Fine Art, New York / Photo by Nickolas Muray, © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives


Frida Kahlo’s paintings and personal possessions brought together in Landmark show.

Two of the world’s most important Frida Kahlo collections will be brought together for the very first time in the flagship exhibition Viva la Frida! – Life and art of Frida Kahlo presented at the Drents Museum in Assen in The Netherlands from 8 October 2021 – 27 March 2022.

 Celebrated paintings and drawings from the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City, the largest collection of Frida Kahlo’s work in the world, will be shown alongside an extraordinary collection of the artist’s personal possessions, including clothing, photographs and jewellery from the Museo Frida Kahlo – formerly the Blue House, Kahlo’s life-long home. By assembling these two collections together, the show provides a unique opportunity to explore the art and life of Frida Kahlo in depth.

Frida Kahlo is one of the most iconic and influential artists of the 20th century. Her visionary art, singular style and compelling personal life have established her as a global icon and contemporary cult figure. She empowered herself through her art and dress after suffering a life-changing bus crash at the age of 18 which led to great pain and numerous operations. Self-portraiture became the focus of her art, interwoven with symbolism inspired by her tumultuous relationships, disabled body, political conviction and extraordinary resilience and creativity.

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