Frida Kahlo: Why Mexico's elite still shun the artist
This month marks the 75th anniversary of the celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's first solo exhibition in New York. It was a show that set her on the path to international renown.
But back in her homeland, recognition of Kahlo's talents and her adoption as a national icon were slow to come. Even today, many in Mexico's wealthy elite are said to be loath to embrace an artist who celebrated the culture of ordinary Mexicans.
Michael Maher reports from Mexico City.
Images courtesy of the Museo de Frida Kahlo in Mexico City.
27 Nov 2013
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean