Frida Kahlo is particularly inspiring because of the obstacles of women artists. I’m hoping to see the New York Botanical Garden when I travel to New York in May because it will be featuring the recreation of the grounds of her extraordinary personal residence in Mexico City, Casa Azul.
With her powerful story of personal struggle and creative triumph, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo remains among the most compelling artistic figures of the 20th century, inspiring an enduring cult following and even sartorial copycats. (Beyoncé, lest we forget, dressed as Kahlo last Halloween.) This spring anyone in need of a Frida fix can do so at three new exhibitions across the U.S. in New York, Detroit, and Fort Lauderdale.