April 22nd, 2015

Frida Kahlo Love Letters

“A newly discovered set of love letters written by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was recently displayed at the Doyle Gallery in New York. Kahlo had written the letters to Jose Bartoli, a Catalán émigré artist whom she met in New York while they were both recuperating from surgery in New York. These unpublished letters, dating from 1946 through 1949 and comprising more than 100 pages in Spanish, were secreted away and cherished by Bartoli until his death in 1995. They remained in the possession of Bartoli’s family until recently.

Kahlo’s letters are steamy with unbridled sensuality and they are, like Kahlo’s paintings, extraordinarily direct and personal. The letters provide new and unique insights into the life and career one of the 20th century’s most important artists. Poetically composed with a touch of Kahlo’s characteristic surrealism, the letters offer illuminating information about some of her best-known paintings, including her 1946 ‘Tree of Hope’. “ http://bit.ly/1CYa0yc



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