Frida Kahlo exhibition in London breaks record

About 200 personal objects of the famous painter are on show in the British capital.

By Redacción MNN Monday, August 20, 2018 comments

The exhibition “Frida Kahlo: Making herself up” became one of the most iconic exhibitions of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, England, selling more than 20 thousand pre-sale tickets and breaking records on the first day of the exhibition.

The Anglo Arts Deputy Public Relations and Press Manager, Elisabeth Lastschenko, explained that the first day of the show broke the record with the most tickets sold in a single minute and in a single day.

Due to the demand and great acceptance of the British public English, Victoria & Albert Museum will extend its opening hours until 19:00pm during the month of August, so that visitors can appreciate the exhibition that presents the personal and intimate objects of the Mexican artist.

“The response from the public said, it has been very good and the visitors leave excited as we are accustomed to Frida Kahlo’s exhibitions as an artist, but this one for the first time speaks of Frida the woman, who she is and her personal life, from her childhood until her death “, read a statement from the Ministry of Culture.

The exhibition presents nearly 200 personal objects of the famous painter: extracts from her diaries, never published drawings, letters she wrote to Diego Rivera, her doctors and close friends, as well as medicine bottles, makeup pieces and jewellery, as well as her famous red painted boot.

Pieces that were discovered in 2004 in lockers and warehouses of the Blue House, which remained closed for 50 years were exhibited to the public in the exhibition “Appearances deceive: the dresses of Frida Kahlo”.

The exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum continues until November 4.