Artist Frida Kahlo’s precious belongings are on display, more than 60 years after they were locked away

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 18 June 2015

When Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera took her belongings and locked them in a bathroom in their Mexico City home, then ‘demanded it be locked until 15 years after his death’. The room was opened in 2004 and Ishiuchi Miyako was invited to photograph Kahlo’s belongings for a photo series that gives us a more intimate view of the artist, her struggles and the zest for life she held throughout.

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Revolutionaries paired with lesser known quotes

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By Daniel Baylis in New Design on Friday 26 October 2012

Eren Kapaklili is a graphic designer and digital producer working with N/A Inc, a new kind of marketing and communications agency with a singular goal: to connect people and brands in ways that affect positive social change. Kapaklili was asked to create a series of web-based postcards that featured non-conformists and revolutionaries paired with lesser known quotes. The series is called The Not Applicables because the traditional rules of society, art, politics and business did not apply to these individuals.

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Remedios Varo

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By Damon Christopher Wallace in New Art on Thursday 12 January 2012

I own three replicas of para-surrealist painter, Remedios Varo. All three paintings involve masks, secret identities and (depending on your take) hidden self-truths. If I could afford it, my entire house would be a gallery to this amazing artist often overshadowed Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and recently passed Leonora Carrington, all of whom Remedios met after fleeing occupied France in 1941 for Mexico City.

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Frida Kahlo revisited by designer Myriam Bottazzi

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By Eve Politanoff in New Fashion on Thursday 10 February 2011

This is a tribute to Frida Kahlo by Italian fashion designer Myriam Bottazzi. The originality of her work has been particularly appreciated by fashion labels such as Valentino, Les Copains, and Martine Sitbon.

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Francesco D’Isa

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By Kira Heuer in New Illustration on Tuesday 5 May 2009

Francesco D’Isa studied philosophy at Universit√† degli Studi di Firenze and has a deep passion for porn, calling himself a ‘pornpope’ after, of course, ‘artist’ and ‘curator’ on his Facebook profile. When I came across his work, I thought it was a combination of Frida Kahlo and Gustav Klimt, if the two legends spent an […]

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