May 24–September 2, 2019

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

Ingram Gallery

  • Nickolas Muray (American, 1892–1965). Frida on White Bench, 1939. Carbon print, 15 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

With iconic works by Frida Kahlo, her husband Diego Rivera, and their contemporaries, including David Alfaro Siquieros, Rufino Tamayo, and Ángel Zárraga, this exhibition allows visitors to explore the Gelman Collection, one of the most significant private holdings of twentieth-century Mexican art. The husband-and-wife collectors Jacques and Natasha Gelman were glamorous and wealthy Eastern European refugees who married in 1941, took part in Mexico City’s vibrant art scene, and purchased art mostly from their artist friends. In this exhibition of more than 100 works are self-portraits by Kahlo, Rivera’s Calla Lily Vendor, and numerous portraits of the Gelmans, plus intimate photographs that give insight into how Kahlo and Rivera lived and dressed. 

Organized by The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre



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