Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Frida Kahlo's closet
It's worth watching the video to the end to hear curator Circe Henestrosa discuss Kahlo's belongings and how much they inform us about her. I had known about her disability and seen her thorn paintings. But, it really hit home when I saw the leather contraptions she had to wear to help support her torso and to hear Henestrosa describe the medicines they found among the artists' belongings. (I assume they were pain medications.)
Dressing can be a political and feminist act.
Hat tip to LA Observed for bringing this to my attention.