The Parrish Art Museum presents Kahlo: An Expanded Body—a groundbreaking investigation into iconic artist Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907–1954) through the lens of her dramatic medical history and its sustained impact on her life and work. The multi-gallery exhibition, on view November 20, 2022 through April 2, 2023, provides new insight into the importance of the body as enduring source material for Kahlo’s representational and metaphorical depictions of her physical and emotional life.
Kahlo: An Expanded Body features more than 100 objects—several never before seen—made available through exclusive access to private family files by Kahlo’s grandniece, the Mexican artist Cristina Kahlo. On view are facsimiles of personal letters and postcards between Frida and family, friends, lovers, and doctors; photographs of the artist and her inner circle by Mexican and international photographers including Lola Álvarez Bravo, Florence Arquin, Gisele Freund, Guillermo Kahlo, Antonio Kahlo, and Nickolas Muray; and extensive graphic medical records and documents. Original work by Cristina Kahlo that interprets Frida’s life through the lens of her health challenges, and art by María and Tolita Figueroa including a large scale fabric heart sculpture augment the exhibition.
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