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News 2001

29 December 2004


October 31, 2001 - A first comment to Salma Hayek's film about Frida

The Frida Kahlo biopic, starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina, and directed by Julie Taymor had its first-ever test screening on Wednesday, 10/17 evening.

Follow this link lto read a first report by .... a shy guy!

  October 20, 2001 - Frida's paintings shown at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome

The just closed exhibition "Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and the works of Mexican Art Masters", hold in Venice up to 8th October, moved to Rome National Gallery of Modern Art. It is interesting to note that the Rome version of the exhibition, titled "Frida Kahlo e le vie maestre dell'arte moderna messicana" will show additional paintings by the Mexican artists. Among them Frida's "Portrait of Miguel N." (1927) and "The Glances" (1951).
Exhibition opening: from 10/17 to 12/9, 2001

  September 12, 2001 - Tina Modotti documentary Project

Sandpail Productions announces the production of "Tina Modotti: Putting Art Into Life", a 90-minute documentary film on the life and work of one of the 20th century's most remarkable women. Modernist photographer, silent film actress and political revolutionary, Tina Modotti lived for a long time in Mexico and was among Frida and Diego's friends. They lived the same cultural atmosphere and important events of their lives were interlaced in a singular way.
Modotti's story has continued to emerge through recent discoveries of previously unknown photographs, letters and personal documents.
"Tina Modotti: Putting Art Into Life" incorporates this important new material and the latest scholarship to confirm Modotti's place in history. It reveals a life integrally linked to the most important artistic, political and historical developments of the 20th century.
A Presentation Tape is now Available for Review at the Project site http://www.modotti.net
image: Tina reciting by Edward Weston, © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents


August 23, 2001 - Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura featuring Frida Kahlo

Widely known as the artist who transforms himself into the Mona Lisa and movie actresses, Yasumasa Morimura for 2001 has been creating work that pays homage to Frida.
The exhibition named "An Inner Dialogue with Frida Kahlo" is the crystalization of a project that took 10 years to complete. Inspired by her way of life, Morimura becomes Frida Kahlo in this exhibition to reveal her world of joy, suffering, and mental and physical pain, and to seek a process by which healing may occur. In the words of Morimura himself, Frida's art is a "fierce and intense manifestation of human sentiments and universal themes, such as joy, anger, sorrow, happiness, beauty, life, and love." Morimura takes these themes and presents them to us in his own work.

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Shinagawa stn, Takanawa exit. Kita Shinagawa 4-7-25, Tokio, JAPAN
July 20 Fri./September 30 Sun., 2001

Go to my page dedicated to Yasumasa Morimura

  August 22, 2001 - Photography exhibit in Chicago

"Frida Kahlo Unmasked", a show of Black-and-white photographs of Frida Kahlo reveals insightful perspectives through the lenses of internationally recognized photographers.
Photographers in the exhibition include Manuel and Lola Alvarez Bravo, Nikolas Muray, Emmy Lou Packard, Diego River, Fritz Henle and many others.
This exhibition has been organized by the San Antonio Museum of Art and Malin Barth, Director of Throckmorton Fine Art, and in cooperation with Spencer Throckmorton and Throckmorton Fine Art, New York.
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th St., CHICAGO
04/28/2001 through 10/07/2001
photograph by Gisele Freund, Portrait of Frida Kahlo, 1951 Gelatin silver print.

  August 20, 2001 - Sotheby's is offering a rare print by Frida on November 1-3, 2001

Sotheby's New York is to offer the Reba and Dave Williams Collection of Mexican Prints which chronicles the history of Mexican printmaking in the first half of the 20th century.
This offering features the work of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Rufino Tamayo, Jos* Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, in addition to examples of the socially charged work coming out of the Taller de Grafica Popular (founded in Mexico in 1937). With estimates ranging from $300 to $80,000, the Williams Collection will be included in Sotheby's sale of Old Masters, Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 1, 2 and 3. Featured in the sale is perhaps the most sought-after graphic image by a female artist, the exceedingly rare Frida and the Miscarriage by Frida Kahlo from 1932, which is estimated to bring $60,000/$80,000.

  August 11, 2001 - New US stamp honors Frida

U.S. and Mexican officials unveiled a new U.S. postage stamp Friday honoring Frida Kahlo. In special ceremonies at the Mexican Consulate in Downtown El Paso, Mexican Consul General Antonio Meza and El Paso Postmaster F¾lix Guerra paid tribute to Kahlo. The image on the stamp was made from one of Kahlo's works, "Self Portrait With Collar," now owned by Jacques and Natasha Gelman.
Guerra said Kahlo is the first Hispanic woman to be featured on a U.S. postage stamp.
Guerra, Meza and El Paso East-Central city Rep. Larry Medina ceremoniously postmarked a number of the stamps, which were given to the more than 100 guests of the consulate. The 34-cent stamps are now on sale at the Main Post Office, 8401 Boeing.

  June 27, 2001 - Exhibition in Venice, Italy

Starting from the 8th of June 2001 it is finally possible to see in Italy a significant quantity (15!) of Frida's paintings thanks to the exhibition titled "Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and the works of Mexican Art Masters", taking place in Venice at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa up to the 8th of October 2001.
The curators of this important show are Louis Martin Lozano and Achille Bonito Oliva. A total quantity of about 50 paintings are shown and among Frida's works I would like to mention "The two Fridas" - 1939 (restored for this occasion by the exhibition editor "Centro Italiano per le Arti e la Cultura"), Selfportrait dedicated to Lev Trotzkij" -1937, "Henry Ford Hospital" -1932; "Unos cuantos piquetitos" - 1935.


On April 25, 2001 Madonna has agreed to loan one of Frida's painting to London's Tate Modern gallery for an exhibition later this year. Madonna is loaning ``Self-Portrait With Monkey'' that was part of IBM's corporate art collection until the company sold it in 1995. It will be among about 450 works in the Tate's "Surrealism: Desire Unbound'' show from Sept. 20 to Dec. 16. The exhibition will then go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from Jan. 28 to May 6.
The show will include works by Salvador Dali, Man Ray, Max Ernst and Alberto Giacometti.

  April 18, 2001 - "Leo Matiz Foundation" WORLDWIDE EVENTS

After the great success of the show "Frida and Fridomania" in Washington the "Leo Matiz Foundation" starts a series of big events taking place during the 2001 in America and Europe:
3 May - 28 June 2001 - "LEO MATIZ 1917-1998. Retrospective. Rare photographes from the estate of Leo Matiz"
Edited by James Cavello (with Catalogue)
Westwood Gallery, Soho, New York - 578 Broadway First Floor New York NY 10012 
From 11 to 13 May 2001 - Le Donne Latino Americane, Palazzo delle Stelline, Milano - C.so Magenta, 61
E-Mail: assoexpo@assoexpo.com
14 June - 30 July 2001 - "LEO MATIZ: Séries de 48 oeuvres photographiques réalisées entre le 1945 et 1947. Pour le mural de David Alfaro Siqueiros "CUAUHTEMOC contre le mythe". Edited by Camilo Racaná (with Catalogue)
Galerie Tatiana Tournemine 34, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré 75008 Paris
E-Mail: ttournemine@free.fr
Press Office: Fondazione Leo Matiz, Seconda Strada, Torre 2, 20090 - Segrate San Felice (Milano) - Italia
Tel e Fax +39.02.7530968 - +39.02.70305085 -- Tel +39.02.70308199

  Feb. 20, 2001 - A LARGE SHOW NAMED "Carr, O'Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own"

opening on June 29 - September 9, 2001, at The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario, L0J 1C0 CANADA
Places of Their Own was inspired by Dr Sharyn Udall's book of the same name. Dr Udall, of New Mexico is McMichael guest curator and brings to the exhibition not only her extensive knowledge of Carr, Kahlo and O'Keeffe's art, but also additional insight into the life and characteristics of these women, gleaned during research for her book.

  Feb. 16, 2001 - A MUSICAL ABOUT FRIDA

A free of charge performance at The Ivar Theater. 1605 Ivar Avenue (between Cahuenga and Vine off Hollywood Blvd) on February 25that 7pm and 26th at 8:00 pm. Call for reservation at 310 967-3984.
SWT Productions, Inc. In association with the Ivar Theatre, eagerly invites you to experience the new staged reading musical "VIVA LA VIDA: FRIDA KAHLO". This production includes the musical and written brilliance of Rita Ortez-Provost and Arturo Mesquite, two of L.A's hottest latino theatrical rising stars. Directed by Broadway's own Clinton Derricks-Carroll.