Artwork by one of Mexico’s most famous painters Frida Kahlo will be exhibited in Iceland for the first time next spring when the National Gallery of Iceland opens an extensive overview exhibition of Mexican artists.
“It will also include Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and more,” director of the National Gallery Halldór Björn Runólfsson told Morgunbladid.
The artwork came from the collection of the late Mexican film producer Jacques Gelman, which is now held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “We were incredibly lucky to get our hands on it,” Runólfsson said.
While the exhibition of Mexican artwork is running in the National Gallery, the National Theater of Iceland will stage a play on Kahlo’s life.