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    More Than 155,000 Visitors to Frida Kahlo Exhibition

    Date: 24 Jul 2007 | | Views: 21871

    Source: ArtDaily (www.artdaily.org)

    Frida Kahlo, The Bus, 1929, Oil on canvas, Museo Dolores Olmedo Collection.
    MEXICO CITY - The Frida kahlo exhibition at the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes has had more than 155,500 visitors so far, confirming its importance and success it has had with the public. The exhibition will be on view through August 19. This exhibition is part of the celebration for the centennial of Frida Kahlo’s birth in 1907. She is one of the greatest representatives of Mexican culture. The exhibition is a recognition of the importance of Frida’s work and what she gave to art.

    According to Roxana Velásquez, director of the MPBA, the exhibition includes a total of 354 works: 65 oil paintings, 45 drawings, 11 water colors, and 5 etchings. There are also around 50 letters, more than 100 personal photographs that reflect the social-political context that the artist lived in.

    A curatorial committee was formed for this exhibition with Juan Rafael Coronel Rivera, Roxana Velásquez, Salomón Grinberg, Cristina Kahlo, Américo Sánchez and Roxana Velásquez.

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