FRIDA KAHLO, DIEGO RIVERA, AND MEXICAN MODERNISM FROM THE JACQUES AND NATASHA GELMAN COLLECTION
Frist Art Museum / 919 Broadway May 24, 2019 - September 2, 2019
David Alfaro Siquieros
With iconic works by Frida Kahlo, her husband Diego Rivera, and their contemporaries, including David Alfaro Siquieros, Rufino Tamayo, and Ángel Zárraga, this exhibition allows visitors to explore the Gelman Collection, one of the most significant private holdings of twentieth-century Mexican art. The husband-and-wife collectors Jacques and Natasha Gelman were glamorous and wealthy Eastern European refugees who married in 1941, took part in Mexico City’s vibrant art scene, and purchased art mostly from their artist friends. In this exhibition of more than 100 works are self-portraits by Kahlo, Rivera’s Calla Lily Vendor, and numerous portraits of the Gelmans, plus intimate photographs that give insight into Kahlo and Rivera’s lifestyle.
Organized by The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre
Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907–1954). Diego on my Mind, 1943. Oil on masonite, 29 7/8 x 24 in. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York