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Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up


  • Victoria and Albert Museum Cromwell Road Londen, England, SW7 United Kingdom (map)
 Prosthetic leg with leather boot. Museo Frida Kahlo. Photograph Javier Hinojosa. © Diego Riviera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México, Fiduciary of the Trust of the Diego Riviera and Frida Kahlo Museums

Prosthetic leg with leather boot. Museo Frida Kahlo. Photograph Javier Hinojosa. © Diego Riviera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México, Fiduciary of the Trust of the Diego Riviera and Frida Kahlo Museums

Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives.jpg

The extraordinary exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up at the Victoria and Albert Museum displays Kahlo's most intimate personal belongings and reveals through clothes and, artefacts her compelling life story. Gain a fresh perspective on this extraordinary artist who continues to captivate everyone with her charisma and powerful sense of style. 

Sealed in her house for more than 50 years, Kahlo's belonging such as clothes, jewellery, make up and a defiantly red-leather-booted prosthetic leg are to be shown for the first time outside Mexico at the V&A in London. 

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^ Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives