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Homenaje a Frida Kahlo

Homenaje a Frida Kahlo
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Artist
Rupert García, born 29 Sep 1941
Sitter
Frida Kahlo, 6 Jul 1907 - 13 Jul 1954
Date
1978
Type
Print
Medium
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions
Image (overall): 57.5 × 42.5 cm (22 5/8 × 16 3/4")
Sheet (overall): 58.7 × 44.8 cm (23 1/8 × 17 5/8")
Frame (overall): 70.5 × 57 × 5.1 cm (27 3/4 × 22 7/16 × 2")
Topic
Poster
Frida Kahlo: Visual Arts\Artist
Frida Kahlo: Female
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald D. Kohs) The Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the country’s first private museums, was established in 1869 to promote art and American genius. In 2014 the Works from the Corcoran Collection were distributed to institutions in Washington, D.C.
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Rupert García
Object number
NPG.2019.81
Exhibition Label
Born in Mexico City, Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) drew upon the folk culture of her native country to develop a visionary style of self-portraiture. Merging fantasy with realism, she gave visual form to the suffering she had endured following a traumatic injury and a lifetime of ill health, while also probing the politics of gender, class, and race from her perspective as a committed communist.
Kahlo made several transformative visits to the United States during the 1930s. Her first solo exhibition, held in New York City in 1938, was followed by others in the 1940s. It was not until the late 1970s, however, that she received the critical recognition that launched her current iconic status. Kahlo’s champions included the influential Chicano movement artist Rupert García, a founding member of San Francisco’s Galería de la Raza. García created this poster, featuring a closely cropped portrait of Kahlo, to advertise the gallery’s 1978 exhibition in her honor.
Nacida en Ciudad de México, Frida Kahlo (1907– 1954) se inspiró en la cultura tradicional de su país para desarrollar un estilo visionario de autorretrato. Mezclando fantasía y realismo, dio forma visual al sufrimiento que le causó una grave lesión y una vida de salud precaria, a la vez que exploraba temas de género, clase y raza desde su perspectiva de comunista incondicional.
Kahlo hizo varias visitas cruciales a Estados Unidos en la década de 1930. Su primera exposición individual en Nueva York, en 1938, fue seguida de otras en los años cuarenta. Pero no fue hasta fines de los setenta que recibió el reconocimiento crítico que cimentó su actual estatus de ícono. Entre sus abanderados estaba Rupert García, influyente artista del movimiento chicano y miembro fundador de la Galería de la Raza en San Francisco. Este cartel que
presenta un encuadre cerrado de un retrato de Kahlo fue creado por García para promover la exposición de su galería en honor a la pintora en 1978.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition
Recent Acquisitions: Gifts from the Corcoran Gallery of Art
On View
NPG, North Gallery 140