Frida Kahlos flock to show

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KAHLO FANS: Tanya Leef, left, Trina Love, Joanne Black, Maria Black, Jan Ferguson and Molly Turnbull are dressed as Frida Kahlo at Leef’s exhibition. Photos Louis Klaassen D5872-15

THE Frida and Me exhibition of works by Tanya Leef at Taneatua Gallery drew several Frida Kahlo lookalikes at the weekend.

Portrait artist Leef’s tribute to the Mexican artist captures her in various poses, and is described as a sanctified twist with exquisite charcoaled expressions and seemingly impossible connections.

Kahlo fans came dressed up as the artist for the opening of the exhibition – Frida and Me – The Sanctified Twist.

Frida Kahlo de Rivera mostly painted self-portraits and was inspired by Mexican popular culture.

She employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, post-colonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society

She was one of the most remarkable and controversial female artists of the first half of the 20th century, showing a glimpse of herself through her self-portraits.


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