Artisphere is first and only United States venue to present "Frida Kahlo: Her Photos" exhibition


ARLINGTON, VA.- Artisphere is the first and only venue in the United States to present Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, 259 images from her personal collection of over 6,500 photographs sealed until 2007 that allow viewers to experience a rarely seen intimate side of the artist. Admission to Artisphere and Frida Kahlo: Her Photos is free. Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)’s extraordinary life and iconic biographical paintings have earned her international renown in the world of modern art. Upon Kahlo’s death in 1954, more than 6,500 personal photographs and items belonging to her and husband/artist Diego Rivera were sealed and put in storage. For more than half a century this great collection of memorabilia remained hidden from the public. In 2007 this collection was opened and Mexican photographer and curator Pablo Ortiz Monasterio inventoried and catalogued 259 images to create the Frida Kahlo: Her Photos exhibition.