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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Gelman Collection

CONTENTS

6 Foreword
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç

8 Foreword
Robert R. Littman

10 Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in the Gelman Collection
Sylvia Navarette

18 Heavenly and Earthly Love Stories
The Mutual Portraits of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo
Helga Prignitz-Poda

44 Diego Pondered the Art of Frida
Frida Wrote a Complete Portrait of Diego
Raquel Tibol

48 Portrait of Diego
Frida Kahlo

62 Frida Kahlo and Mexican Art
Diego Rivera

74 Frida and Diego, The Spirit of Collecting
Cristina Kahlo Alcalá

80 The Portraits of Frida Kahlo by Nickolas Muray
Salomon Grimberg

87 Catalogue
Helga Prignitz-Poda     

225 Timeline
Helga Prignitz-Poda

The Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Gelman Collection exhibition introduced art lovers to two of the most outstanding and globally renowned Mexican figures of 20th century art. Generating wide interest, as much with their unique characters, life stories, and intriguing relationship, as with their oeuvre, these two artists were welcomed for the very first time to Turkey with this exhibition presenting over forty of their works.

Collectors Jacques and Natasha Gelman spent a significant portion of their lives in Mexico; the works included in the couple's extensive collection, encompasses 20th century Mexican art, outstanding Frida Kahlo self-portraits, that reflect the profound traces of her artistic personality, as well as rare examples of Diego Rivera's canvas paintings. This globally acclaimed collection was previously presented to audiences only through a limited number of exhibitions outside of Mexico. Apart from the most favored Frida Kahlo works of the “Frida Kahlo Retrospective” organized in Berlin and Vienna in 2010, the exhibition at Pera Museum also included Diego Rivera's paintings.

Date of Publication: 2nd Print, February 2011
Number of pages:  253
ISBN: 978-975-9123-81-9