Frida Kahlo at the San Francisco MoMA

Self-Portrait with Thorns

Two women enjoying the bloody, bloody Henry Ford Hospital, inspired by Frida’s baby that was never born.

Caught the new exhibit about the famous Frida Kahlo, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, from now through September 28th, 2008. Bloody, colorful, sinister, and thought-provoking. More details at the MoMA website.


One response to “Frida Kahlo at the San Francisco MoMA

  1. Although I have been lucky enough to see most of Frida’s work in various exhibitions, museums, and her own house, Casa Azul, I dutifully dragged myself to the SFMOMA show thinking it would replicate the glorious excitement I had felt at Tate Modern’s 2005 Frida extravaganza. Instead MOMA was a painful and frustrating experience; the unmanageable crowds were just the beginning. As I relate in the Venetian Red entry “Cult Offering,” the hoards of people worshipping at the altar of St. Frida set me to thinking about whether, in the face of her cult status, the work itself was still relevant to me. For my conclusions on this subject, go to

    Liz Hager
    Venetian Red

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