An upcoming exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales next year will feature one of the world’s most fascinating women in art: Frida Kahlo.
The AGNSW has snared a collection of 40 artworks by revered Mexican artist and feminist Frida Kahlo and her husband and muralist, Diego Rivera.
Entitled simply “Frida and Diego”, the exhibition gives insight into the pair’s colourful, often tumultuous world.
Opening next June, the exhibition will take in in well-known works such as Kahlo’s 1943 self-portrait Diego on my mind and another work from 1938, Self-portrait with monkeys, both featuring Kahlo’s inscrutable and intense stare, hallmark brow and braids.
“Frida and Diego is put together from one of the most significant collections of modern art, and looks at the artistic dialogue of these two artists and how their tempestuous lives [contributed to those] 40 pieces,” says Justin Paton, head curator of international art at the AGNSW.