A legend in her own time as much as ours, Frida Kahlo is the focus of a string of exhibitions in New York. Throckmorton Fine Art opens, Mirror Mirror…, an exhibition of portraits of the artist, and the New York Botanical Garden reimagines the garden at the Casa Azul and highlights still-lives and works with botanical subjects.
Mirror Mirrior… opens at Throckmorton on May 21st. Even with a stunning collection of 50 rare vintage prints of the artist by 20th century masters we could handle more. This represents but a portion of the images that depict the artist; “’Frida did not miss an opportunity to be photographed by anyone,’” said Photo Director, Norberto Rivera in a recent article, by Guy Trebay (New York Times). Depictions of Kahlo on view are by Lola Alvarez Bravo, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Florence Arquin, Lucienne Bloch, Imogen Cunningham, Hector Garcia, Dora Maar, Leo Matiz, Edward Weston, and more. Together they offer a glimpse into the soul of this Mexican artist, revolutionary, and icon. Indeed, we find the artist’s visage as inexhaustible as our desire to see her work. The more we know of Kahlo, the more we engage her work and vice-versa. We all know Frida lived in pain; images, says Rivera in Trebay’s article, were her way to hide it. We can choose to see each frame in Mirror Mirror… as a shield and a doorway.
Learn more about Mirror Mirror…
at Throckmorton Fine Art.
Read “Its Frida Kahlo’s Moment” by Guy Trebay
in the New York Times