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May 29, 2007

So, who wants to take me to Mexico?

Largest-ever exhibit of Frida Kahlo work to open in Mexico

I went to a Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera exhibit a few years ago in Paris and it was one of the most incredible exhibits I’ve ever seen. Should you find yourself in Mexico City before August, check it out.

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im in love with julie taymor a lil bit for making a movie abotu her.

Posted by: brent j. at May 30, 2007 at 12:15 am

let’s go

Posted by: rachel d. at May 30, 2007 at 1:56 am

I never saw the movie. I meant to but never got around to it.

Posted by: Karol at May 30, 2007 at 2:49 am

But, but… wasn’t Frida a communist?

Posted by: Steve at May 30, 2007 at 9:35 am

What’s so great in Rivera? I can see how Kahlo might, sorta, be attractive to the fans of primitivism crossed with magic realism, etc.
But Rivera? Social realist with complexes.

Posted by: Tatyana at May 30, 2007 at 9:49 am

you should see it. julie taymor is pretty amazing.

Posted by: brent j. at May 30, 2007 at 11:55 am

The movie was actually pretty good, notwithstanding the absence of any information about how Kahlo was a hard core Stalinist who was partially responsible for Trotsky’s assassination by a GPU death squad.
But this is Hollywood, so what do you expect?
There’s also a great love scene between Salma Hayek and the woman playing Josephine Baker, which I think is awesome.
Other people have told me that the actress portraying Baker looks like a dog, but I disagree.

Posted by: Gerard at May 30, 2007 at 2:18 pm

I actually prefer Rivera, not sure why. I don’t know a lot about art, but the exhibit in Paris just really blew me away.
And yes, they were Commies. I don’t love that.

Posted by: Karol at May 30, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Dear lord. Commies and that whiny Jeff Buckley suicider. What next? You gonna try to sell me a Che shirt and then write about how awesome “cutting” is? :)

Posted by: Ken at May 30, 2007 at 3:31 pm

After the shabby treatment shown our Miss America representative during the Miss Universe pagent, I will not be spending my tourist dollars in such disgraceful country.
For shame.

Posted by: Kevin Patrick at May 30, 2007 at 3:33 pm

Dear lord. Commies and that whiny Jeff Buckley suicider.
I don’t think Buckley’s death was suicide. What makes you say that?
After the shabby treatment shown our Miss America representative during the Miss Universe pagent, I will not be spending my tourist dollars in such disgraceful country.
Eh, maybe if they had more tourist dollars they wouldn’t be in such a hurry to hop the border and come over here. But yeah, I hear you, I hate giving money to America-hating countries too. I used to go abroad all the time but haven’t left the states in like 4 years–the longest time ever.

Posted by: Karol at May 30, 2007 at 4:19 pm

Rufino Tamayo’s work isn’t too bad.
Other than that I can’t say much-at least, not much good-about Mexican art.
Mayan and Aztec civilization is a different matter.
I would love to see some of the ancient ruins left behind by the Olmecs, Mayans, Aztecs, etc….

Posted by: Gerard at May 30, 2007 at 4:45 pm

Oh man, I ran across two references to Frida Kahlo in my daily reading. My head’s spinning.
Here’s the other:
http://www.achewood.com/index.php?date=05252007

Posted by: TA at May 30, 2007 at 5:15 pm

Wasnn’t Elliot Smith the whiny suicider? Buckley was just the moron who decided steel toed boots were appropriate swimming attire…

Posted by: Alceste at May 30, 2007 at 5:47 pm

haha. i just always assume all artists/actors/musiciains are hard core stalinists until someone tells me otherwise.

Posted by: brent j. at May 30, 2007 at 8:31 pm

What makes you think that?

Posted by: Gerard at May 30, 2007 at 8:47 pm
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