Frida Kahlo coming to life at V&A
Tickets are on sale for Making Herself Up, a highly personal exhibit of the belongings of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, from 16 June-4 November at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
More than 200 items from her home in Mexico City, La Casa Azul (the Blue House), will be on display — the first time they have left Mexico. They range from the elaborate native costumes and handcrafted jewelry that she wore in her self-portraits, to her favourite eyebrow pencil used to enhance her trademark uni-brow, to handpainted corsets which supported a painful spine, and an embellished prosthetic leg that she wore after chronic health problems forced an amputation late in her life.
The exhibit will also include paintings by Kahlo — which fetch some of the highest prices on the international art scene — and a full collection of photographs of her with husband Diego Rivera and their circle of artistic and political friends.
Access to the V&A and London’s other acclaimed museums is just one of the many delights of staying at Nell Gwynn Chelsea Accommodation — an easy walk on a spring or summer day, or a quick car or bus ride.