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Bernard G. Silberstein, "Frida Kahlo in Tehuana Costume," about 1940, is from
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/22/2022

A fascinating guide to Frida Kahlo's Mexican folk art inspiration

According to Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular author Layla Bermeo, Frida Kahlo was one of many middle-class Mexican mestizo women who "appropriated the traditional clothing, jewelry and braids of Indigenous women as a performance of nationalism, a wearable extension of collecting arte popular." In this photograph taken around 1940 by Bernard Silberstein, Kahlo—a devout collector of Mexican folk and indigenous art, including painted ceramics, embroidered textiles, religious votives, effigies and children's toys—appears in the same bida ní quichi headdress that she wore in her iconic 1943 painting, Self-Portrait as a Tehuana. In the photograph, she stands before her collection of arte popular ceramics. Appropriate for this Holiday Gift Staff Pick, she is surrounded on the top shelf by robed kings bearing gifts, alongside figurines of Adam and Eve.

Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular

Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular

MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
Clth, 9 x 10.5 in. / 240 pgs / 120 color.

$50.00  free shipping





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