Art News — Portland Art Museum Exhibition Features Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

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Art Work Fine Art Services is passionate about our involvement in the art community of the Washington state area. For those that cherish Mexican Modernism, the Portland Art Museum is now hosting the works of legendary artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

The Portland Art Museum is hosting the exhibition Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. This exhibition features over 150 works, including paintings, photographs, period clothing, and works on paper collected by Jacques and Natasha Gelman, the quintessential Mexican art collectors of the 20th century. The collection is an exploration of the Avant-Garde cultural movement in Mexico in modernism.

To round out the comprehensive look at modern Mexican art, artists featured include Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Miguel Covarrubias, Gunther Gerzso, María Izquierdo, Carlos Mérida, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Juan Soriano, Rufino Tamayo and others.

The pieces presented display a rich history of friendship between Kahlo, Rivera, and The Gelmans’ — Mrs. Gelman was frequently a subject of this art. Photographs in the exhibition include those of Lucienne Bloch (who produced the only six existing photographs of Rivera), Imogen Cunningham (known for her sharp-focused portraits of Kahlo), and many more including those of Guillermo Kahlo, Frida’s father.

The exhibit was organized by the Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). Coordinated for Portland Art Museum by Sara Krajewski, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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