[Detail: Mid-20th-century Mexican embroidery. Collection of The Met.]
[Sibella Court channels the artist in the Mexican-related chapter of her book, Nomad. Photos by Chris Court.]
Revisiting the Mexican section in Court's book along with the PBS microsite for The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (plus searching for Mexican embroidery) are just some of the random ways I'm gearing up for the latest Frida-related show. On Valentine's Day, Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting opens at the High. The Atlanta museum will be the only U.S. venue for this exhibition, which is coming here following it's run at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
In case you missed it, the Museo Frida Kahlo recently uncovered a trove of the artist's iconic clothes, shoes and other personal items -- I believe 300 pieces in all -- hidden away at the famous Casa Azul. Partnering with Vogue Mexico, the museum organized Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo. See related video here. Other past Frida fashion and textile exhibitions are mentioned here. And there's a podcast with Frida biographer, Hayden Herrera, here.
I think all the details of the High's Valentine's night event (complete with Frida impersonators as you can see) are legible above, but for more info or to get tickets, click here.