Personal letters, manuscripts and photographs belonging to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera that had been locked away for decades are the focus of a new exhibition about the lives and relationship of two of Mexico’s most celebrated artists.
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The show at Rivera’s former Mexico City studio, where he lived with Kahlo during their stormy marriage, opens on Friday and ends on July 17.
“It’s a reflection of life. It’s a reflection of the processes of artists, the processes of creation,” said Eduardo Espinoza, the curator of the exhibit. “But it is also a reflection of human relations.”
The exhibition, which also includes material from other artists, shows how they communicated when the Internet and social media did not exist, he added.