Frida Khalo exhibition at V&A includes first look at possessions outside of Mexico

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has opened a major new exhibition featuring world-renowned Mexican artist Frida Khalo's belongings, much of which is being displayed outside of her home country for the first time.

A woman with a compelling story, and one of the most iconic and pioneering feminist artists, this exhibition explores her story through clothes and personal artefacts. These include intensely personal items like her prosthetic leg she needed after contracting polio as a child, corsets she wore to support her back injured in a bus crash, and traditional Mexican clothing she wore throughout her life.

You can see some highlights of the exhibition here

See the exhibition at the V&A – book tickets here

Image: Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives - V&A website

 

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