Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism

from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

See inside Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, on view at the Denver Art Museum through January 24, 2021.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at their home in Mexico. Video only. No audio. Nickolas Muray, Footage of La Casa Azul, about 1939. Film by Nickolas Muray. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives.

Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Monkeys, 1943. Oil on canvas. The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © 2020 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Gerardo Suter.

Frida Kahlo, Diego on my Mind, 1943. Oil on Masonite; 29.9 x 24 in. (76 x 61 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © 2020 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Gerardo Suter.

Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Necklace, 1933. Oil on metal; 13.8 x 11.4 in. (35 x 29 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © 2020 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Gerardo Suter.

Diego Rivera, Calla Lilly Vendor, 1943. Oil on Masonite; 59.1 x 47.2 in. (150 x 120 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © 2020 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Gerardo Suter.

Diego Rivera, Sunflowers, 1943. Oil on canvas; 35.4 x 51.2 in. (90 x 130 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © 2020 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Gerardo Suter.

Diego Rivera, The Healer, 1943. Gouache on paper; 18.5 x 24 in. (47 x 61 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © 2020 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Gerardo Suter.

María Izquierdo, Bride from Papantla, 1944. Oil on canvas; 49.2 x 38.4 in. (125 x 100 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © Estate of María Izquierdo. Photo by Gerardo Suter.

María Izquierdo, Naturaleza viva, 1946. Oil on canvas; 23.2 x 27.9 in. (125 x 100 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © Estate of María Izquierdo. Photo by Gerardo Suter.

Carlos Mérida, Festival of the Birds, 1959. Polished board; 19.7 x 15.7 in. (50 x 40 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City. Photo by Gerardo Suter.

Carlos Mérida, Variation of an Old Theme, 1960. Oil on canvas. The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City. Photo by Gerardo Suter.

Gunther Gerzso, Portrait of Mr. Jacques Gelman, 1957. Oil on canvas; 28.3 x 23.6 in. (72 x 60 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City. Photo by Gerardo Suter.

David Alfaro Siqueiros, Portrait of Mrs. Natasha Gelman, 1950. Oil on canvas; 47.2 x 39.4 in. (120 x 100 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City. Photo by Gerardo Suter.

Nickolas Muray, Frida with Olmeca Figurine, 1939. Carbon print; 10.7 x 15.7 in. (27.3 x 40 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). Photo by Nickolas Muray; © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives, courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art, New York City.

Nickolas Muray, Frida Kahlo on Bench #5, 1939. Carbon print; 15.7 x 10.7 in. (40 x 27.3 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). Photo by Nickolas Muray; © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives. Digital Image by Gerardo Suter.

Nickolas Muray, Frida with Red "Rebozo," 1939. Carbon print; 15.7 x 10.7 in. (25 x 20.3 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). Photo by Nickolas Muray; © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives. Digital Image by Gerardo Suter.

Bernard Silberstein, Frida Paints Self-Portrait while Diego Watches, 1940. Gelatin silver print; 17 x 14 in. (43.2 x 35.6 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © Bernard G. Silberstein, FPSA,FRPS, courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art, New York City.

Acme Photo, Diego and Frida in New York following destruction of Rivera’s Mural Man At The Crossroads, 1933. Gelatin silver print; 9 x 7 in. (22.9 x 17.8 cm). The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). Courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art, New York City

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Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection is organized by the Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL).

The Denver Art Museum exhibition is generously supported by John and Sandra Fox, the Birnbaum Social Discourse Project, and Craig Ponzio.

Additional funding is provided by the Aegon Transamerica Foundation, Lisë Gander and Andy Main, Lauren and Geoff Smart, Xcel Energy, the Kristin and Charles Lohmiller Exhibitions Fund, the Fine Arts Foundation, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the residents who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine and CBS4.