'The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her Paintings. Her Life. Her Story. The Exhibition' Makes U.S. Premiere in San Diego Today
The rich and colorful life of Frida Kahlo is revealed in "The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her Paintings. Her Life. Her Story. The Exhibition," making its U.S. premiere in San Diego from today, October 19, 2013, through January 10, 2014, at historic NTC at Liberty Station. This is the only exhibition worldwide where all of her paintings can be seen in one place. Some paintings, especially from Kahlo's early years, have never before been seen.
Presented by Global Entertainment Properties 1, LLC, (GEP1) the exhibition features 123 replicas of her known paintings in original size and original materials, and hand-painted in the same style as Kahlo painted them. These replicas, owned by GEP1, are painted by master artists and licensed by ©Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2008.
The exhibition is co-curated by Dr. Mariella Remund and Hans-Jürgen Gehrke, passionate art lovers and collectors, and founders of the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund in Baden-Baden, Germany, the city where Kahlo's father spent his youth before emigrating to Mexico. Their vision for this exhibition was to not only touch the eyes and minds of the visitors, but above all, their hearts.
"Working with the talented and knowledgeable team from the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund will allow us to bring an exhibition that represents the largest and most complete Frida Kahlo collection ever assembled to audiences for the first time," said Martin Biallas, CEO of GEP1. "Now visitors will be able to see every aspect of her life through this extensive collection of paintings, artifacts and photographs."
According to Gehrke, "The exhibition is about more than just her paintings; it's about gaining an understanding and appreciation of her life, her contributions to the world of art, her ideas on love and relationships as well as her views on politics."