18 July 2021


Frida Kahlo: A Question Of Ethnicity – Edward Lucie-Smith

A recent Opinion piece on the website Hyperallegenic fiercely condemned Frida Kahlo, long one of the patron saints of contemporary feminist art.

Great Artworks Explained A New Video Series By James Payne

To celebrate getting 5000 subscribers and over 150.000 views James Payne’s next film will be whichever work of art gets the most votes.

18 June 2018

Frida Kahlo Artist or Cult Figure? Making Her Self Up at V&A

Frida Kahlo’s life is so interwoven with her art that there is little separation. Her biography is well-known, and so is her image. The brightly dressed artist in traditional Mexican clothes with her prominent monobrow. The pain and suffering she endured first through childhood polio and subsequently through a tram crash are well documented.

9 March 2018

Frida Kahlo Estate Raises A Monobrow To Artist Barbie Doll

Relatives of the estate of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are considering suing the Frida Kahlo Corporation over claims it holds the rights to her image.

12 May 2015


Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe And Belongings Documented At Michael Hoppen Gallery

Michael Hoppen Gallery presents Frida by Ishiuchi Miyako (2013), a photographic record of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe and belongings. Following Kahlo’s death in 1954 her husband Diego Riviera began placing her personal effects into the bathroom of their Mexico City house, “The Blue House”, which later became the Museo Frida Kahlo. Riviera gave instructions […]

26 April 2015


Madonna Refuses To Loan Frida Kahlo’s My Birth To Detroit Exhibition

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were an explosive couple. He carried a pistol. She carried a flask. He romanticised Detroit. She rejected it. But what they shared was a belief in communism, a thirst for tequila and a passion for each other. A new exhibition at  the Detroit Institute of Arts explores how they left their mark on the city […]

21 April 2015


Frida Kahlo: Secret Love Letters To Jose Bartoli Sell For £248,000

A collection of love letters belonging to Frida Kahlo, written for Spanish artist Jose Bartoli, sold at Doyle New York on April 15 for $370,000 or £248,823. A sale price that broke their already high estimate of $120,000, or £80,687. The intimate letters were kept in secret by Bartoli until his death in 1995. There […]

30 November 2014


Frida Kahlo’s Beloved Garden To Be Re-created in New NYBG Exhibition

The New York Botanical Garden’s 2015 programme will re-create Frida Kahlo’s famous garden, as a show-stopping feature. Focusing on the iconic artist’s engagement with nature in her native country of Mexico. Opening on May 16, 2015, and remaining on view through November 1, 2015, the exhibition will be the first solo presentation of Kahlo’s work […]