Dr. M.C. Remund
and Hans-Jürgen Gehrke
will share with you
STORIES, PHOTOS, DRESSES,
and much more …
Impression of our Frida Kahlo exhibition in Germany. Painting: Frida Kahlo, # 84: Portrait of Marucha Lavin, # 120: Portrait of My Father, 1951, # 135: Self Portrait with Stalin, 1954, # 137: Viva la Vida, Watermelons, 1954. Licensed replica © Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2008, owned by Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund, Germany.
ALL 123 FRIDA KAHLO PAINTINGS IN THE COLLECTION AND ON THIS WEB-SITE ARE LICENSED REPLICAS: BY © BANCO DE MÉXICO DIEGO RIVERA & FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUMS TRUST / VG BILD-KUNST, BONN 2008, AND ARE PROPERTY OF THE KUNSTMUSEUM GEHRKE-REMUND, GERMANY. Currently in the USA.
These and 200 more photos are part of our collection and our exhibition. We are happy to share them with our Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund visitors, all the Frida Kahlo fans, with our friends and with you.
…in our German exhibition - shown in the context of her life
Despite the sufferings of ill health, Guillermo Kahlo made pictures that remain a legacy to Mexican art and culture. Like daughter, like father...
by Gregg Thompson
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo shared many things with her father; she had his dark eyes and his powerful intellect, and the inspired restiveness of the one was common to the other.
Both daughter and father experienced devastating accidents while young, both suffered from chronic illness afterwards and both were artists.
Frida was Guillermo Kahlo’s third of six daughters, and his favorite. He doted on her as much as his dour and ascetic personality would permit, and especially encouraged his daughter’s vibrant intellectual curiosity. “Frida is the most intelligent of my daughters,” Guillermo once said.
Frida Kahlo - SLEEP, DREAM AND DEATH
The canopy bed with ceiling mirror presented in the Frida Kahlo Exhibition has been meticulously reproduced in size and materials and the reconstuction of her bedroom includes a variety of photographs that adorned her walls. These photographs are an interesting representation of Frida’s personal and political beliefs.
Photo: Frida Kahlo, Casa Azul, about 1945, Photographer: unknown
Frida Kahlo’s bed is probably the most iconic piece of furniture in her house. Frida painted her bed (in “The Dream” or “The Bed”, 1940, Painting #76) and appeared on it at her first and last solo exhibition in Mexico City. She even died in the same bed. In Julie Taymor’s 2002 film “Frida”, the bed is used as a recurring theme associated with the artist.
Numerous photographs document Frida Kahlo in her bedroom over the years; this has allowed the Curators of the exhiition to faithfully reproduce a section of her bedroom as it was when Frida Kahlo lived in the Blue House.
This includes a gold watch hanging from her bed, the Amuzco embroidered bedcover, books, colored glass beads,her favorite phone, small Maya sculpture and Mexican handicraft works.
Photo: Frida Kahlo, Painting #76: The Dream or The Bed, 1940; Licensed replica © Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2008, owned by Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund, Germany.
# 4: Frida Kahlo: Self Portrait in a Velvet Dres, 1926 / #400: Cui Tao, Portrait of Frida, 2008 / # 27:Frida Kahlo: Frieda and Diego Rivera, 1931 / # 71: Frida Kahlo: Self Portrait Dedicated to Sigmund Firestone,1940 / # 74: Frida Kahlo: Self Portrait with Necklace of Thorns, 1940 / # 75: Frida Kahlo: Self Portrait Dedicated to Dr. Eloesser, 1940 / # 80: Frida Kahlo: Self-Portrait in Red and Gold Dress, 1941 / # 81: Frida Kahlo: Self Portrait with Bonito, 1941 / # 87: Frida Kahlo: Self Portrait as a Tehuana, 1943 / # 92: Frida Kahlo: Self Portrait with Monkeys, 1943 / # 98: Frida Kahlo: Portrait of Mariana Morillo Safa, 1944 / # 100: Frida Kahlo: Portrait of the Engineer Eduardo Morillo Safa, 1944 / # 101: Frida Kahlo: Portrait of Marte R. Gómez, 1944 / # 120: Frida Kahlo: Portrait of My Father, 1951 / All paintings are: Licensed replica: ©Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2008
Painting # 74:
Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait with Necklace of Thorns, 1940;
LICENSED REPLICAS: BY © BANCO DE MÉXICO DIEGO RIVERA & FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUMS TRUST / VG BILD-KUNST, BONN 2008, AND ARE PROPERTY OF THE KUNSTMUSEUM GEHRKE-REMUND, GERMANY.