FANS of celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo will have a new reason to visit Bendigo this summer.
The city’s art gallery has been announced as the venue of choice for a touring gallery of more than 250 of photographs from Kahlo’s archive.
Frida Kahlo, her photos will be exclusive to Bendigo Art Gallery in Australia.
Captured in the photographs are the artist’s passions and interests.
Subjects range from family, friends and loves to her contemporaries, her enemies and her political struggles.
Several photographs from her hospitalisation and recovery following a two-vehicle crash in 1925, in which Kahlo sustained life-changing injuries, are also included in the exhibition.
Kahlo amassed a vast collection of images during her life, more than 6500 of which were stored at her former home, the Casa Azul (Blue House).
They consisted of daguerreotypes and calling cards from the 19th Century, often used as reference material for her work, as well as personal photographs.
Both Kahlo’s father and maternal grandmother were professional photographers.
The Casa Azul photographic archive was inaccessible for five decades. It was revealed to the public in 2007.
The 257-photograph exhibition travelling to Bendigo was curated by Mexican photographer and photography historian Pablo Ortiz Monasterio.
Bendigo Art Gallery will host the exhibition from December 8 – February 10.
Frida Kahlo, her photos is toured by Banco de Mexico, the fiduciary of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums.
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