A garden oasis has sprung to life in New York City this week with a replica of Frida Kahlo’s Mexico City garden at her home known as “Casa Azul.”
The replica was constructed at the New York Botanical Gardens and will be displayed to the public from May 16 – November 1, 2015. The garden exhibit is named “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life.”
The garden exhibit seems to represent Frida’s life just as strongly as her art. “The same genius she’s celebrated for in her art, she also put into her garden,” Todd Forrest, the vice president for horticulture and living collections, said during the press preview.
Kahlo’s home in Mexico City is now a museum dedicated to her life. During a visit to the museum by New York Botanical Garden staff, they say the vision was clear for the project and inspired by the lush greenery and vivid indigo walls.
After years of planning, the project has finally been completed and ready to welcome visitors into Frida Kahlo’s little piece of heaven brought to New York City.
Much of the garden display in New York was designed using archived photos of Frida in her garden so that it holds true to the times in which Frida enjoyed life in her garden and painting.
While the replica of the garden is the main attraction, the garden has also pulled together an impressive collection of 14 paintings by the artist to be displayed with the “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life” exhibit.
“Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life” will be on view at the New York Botanical Garden May 16–November 1, 2015.
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