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Frida Kahlo at The WalkerNov 01 2007

It's something of a Minneapolis-New York-World week here at kottke.org. As if I needed an excuse to post about Peter Schjeldahl's write-up of the new Kahlo exhibit at the Walker in this week's New Yorker:

...her pansexual charisma, shadowed by tales of ghastly physical and emotional suffering, makes her an avatar of liberty and guts. However, Kahlo's eminence wobbles unless her work holds up. A retrospective at the Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis, proves that it does, and then some. She made some iffy symbological pictures and a few perfectly awful ones—forgivably, given their service to her always imperilled morale—but her self-portraits cannot be overpraised.

Quantitatively, the greatest women artists in the 20Feb 26 2007

Quantitatively, the greatest women artists in the 20th century were, in order, Cindy Sherman, Georgia O'Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, and Frida Kahlo. (via mr)

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