The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Sharon Verghis

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera This ex­hi­bi­tion from the Jac­ques and Natasha Gel­man Col­lec­tion will shine a light on the cel­e­brated Mex­i­can artist cou­ple of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, fea­tur­ing more than 30 art­works by Rivera and Kahlo along­side 50 pho­to­graphs track­ing the artists’ lives from 1911 through to the 1950s, as well as silent movie ex­cerpts and a se­lec­tion of Kahlo’s let­ters. Among the trove of in­ti­mate, vivid pho­to­graphs, most on loan from New York’s Throck­mor­ton Fine Art and never be­fore seen in Australia, are can­did shots of Frida, from mar­riage to deathbed, by em­i­nent pho­tog­ra­phers of the day, rang­ing from ex-lover Nick­o­las Mu­ray, Bernard Sil­ber­stein and Ed­ward We­ston to Lola Al­varez Bravo. Nicholas Cham­bers, co-or­di­nat­ing cu­ra­tor and se­nior cu­ra­tor, mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary in­ter­na­tional art, at AGNSW, says while we know Kahlo best through her fan­tas­ti­cal paint­ings, the pho­to­graphs of­fer an in­trigu­ing and fresh look at the artist’s life and art.

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