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14.6.04

Frida Kahlo Bicentenary

This is somewhat late, but I haven't read about this elsewhere so I thought I'd mention it. An article (Fridha Kahlo célébrée au Mexique, May 3) from France 2 relates some of the special events for yet another anniversary this year, which happens to be 50 years since the death of Frida Kahlo.

Beginning on May 6, twenty-six of Frida Kahlo's most important works will be back in Mexico temporarily, for an exhibition in the Casa azul, the Blue House where the artist was born in 1907. The Casa Azul exhibit has been organized by the Museo Dolores Olmedo, which owns the largest collection of paintings by Frida Kahlo and her husband, famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.
According to the article, most of the 150 paintings she finished are now in private collections. She died on July 13, 1954, at the age of 47. Shockingly, I can't find any other information or images on this exhibit.

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