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San Francisco | de Young Museum: Frida Kahlo in San Francisco Work, life and self-image of the Mexican painter 1930 and 1940

Frida Kahlo, Frida and Diego Rivera, 1931, oil / canvas, 100 x 78.7 cm (Collection SFMOMA, Albert M. Bender Collection, gift of Albert M. Bender © Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, DF / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York, Photo: Ben Blackwell)
Frida Kahlo, self-portrait, dedicated to Dr. Leo Eloesser, 1940, oil / masonite (?) (Private collection © 2020 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

"Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving" is the first to show a selection of Kahlo's possessions on the west coast of America, which she kept in her home, La Casa Azul, now the Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City. After Kahlo's death in 1954, these poignant objects were locked away and only allowed to be unsealed in 2004, fifty years later. The exhibition in San Francisco shows Kahlo's personal belongings - including photographs, letters, pieces of jewelry, cosmetics, medical corsets and unusual items of clothing - alongside 34 drawings, paintings and a lithograph. The exhibits and works of art on display encompass Frida Kahlo's entire adult life.

Source: de Young Museum, San Francisco

Nickolas Muray, Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacán, 1939, color print, 27.3 x 40 cm (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of George and Marie Hecksher in honor of the tenth anniversary of the new de Young museum. 2018.68.1. Image courtesy the de Young Museum; © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives)

Frida Kahlo in San Francisco: pictures

  • Frida Kahlo, Frieda and Diego Rivera, 1931, oil / canvas, 100 x 78.7 cm (Collection SFMOMA, Albert M. Bender Collection, gift of Albert M. Bender © Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, DF / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York, Photo: Ben Blackwell)
  • Frida Kahlo, El Aborto [Frida and the miscarriage], 1932, lithograph, 22.2 x 14.2 cm (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, Dr. R. Earl Robinson Estate and Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund; Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; © 2020 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, DF / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)
  • Frida Kahlo, The Suicide of Dorothy Hale, 1939, oil / masonite, painted frame (Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor. © 2020 Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust. Av. 5 de Mayo No. 2, Col. Centro, alc.Cuauhtémoc, CP 06000, Mexico City. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)
  • Frida Kahlo, self-portrait, dedicated to Dr. Leo Eloesser, 1940, oil / masonite (?) (Private collection © 2020 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)
  • Imogen Cunningham, Frida Kahlo Rivera, painter and wife of Diego Rivera, 1931, gelatin silver print, 30.1 x 24 cm (Center for Creative Photography Gift of Ansel and Virginia Adams © Imogen Cunningham Trust)
  • Toni Frissell, Frida Kahlo (Senora Diego Rivera) with an agave, taken during a photo shoot for Vogue, "Senoras of Mexico", 1937 (Negative, nitrate. Library of Congress, Washington, DC Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Toni Frissell Collection, LC-DIG-ds-05052)
  • Nickolas Muray, Frida in a blue dress, New York City, 1939, 32 x 24 cm (The Hecksher Family Collection © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives)
  • Nickolas Muray, Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacán, 1939, color print, 27.3 x 40 cm (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of George and Marie Hecksher in honor of the tenth anniversary of the new de Young museum. 2018.68.1. Image courtesy the de Young Museum; © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives)
  • Nickolas Muray, Frida on a bench, New York City, 1939 (© Nickolas Muray Photo Archives)
  • Leg prosthesis with leather shoe, V.8, photo: Javier Hinojosa (Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México, Fiduciary of the Trust of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums)
  • Rebozo with Rapacejo (knotted fringes); Silk shirt with Chinese embroidery & Holán (ruffle), Photo: Javier Hinojosa (Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México, Fiduciary of the Trust of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums)
  • Rebozo and cotton Huipil; Silk shirt with woven velvet flower motifs, Photo: Javier Hinojosa (Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México, Fiduciary of the Trust of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums)
  • Standing Figure, 900–1500, Mexico, Central Mexico, Aztec, Vesicular basalt, 28 x 9 x 6 in.
  • Standing male figure with noose, 300 BC – 300, Western Mexico, Antikes Colima, slip-lacquered earthenware, 43.2 x 21.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Dog scratching its head, 200 BC - 200 AD, western Mexico, Colima earthenware, 20.3 x 16.5 cm
Toni Frissell, Frida Kahlo (Senora Diego Rivera) with an agave, taken during a photo shoot for Vogue, "Senoras of Mexico", 1937 (Negative, nitrate. Library of Congress, Washington, DC Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Toni Frissell Collection, LC-DIG-ds-05052)
Imogen Cunningham, Frida Kahlo Rivera, painter and wife of Diego Rivera, 1931, gelatin silver print, 30.1 x 24 cm (Center for Creative Photography Gift of Ansel and Virginia Adams © Imogen Cunningham Trust)