Frida: Kahlo's influence in Contemporary Art

The end of the Mexican Revolution in 1920 opened up the opportunity for the emergence of Frida Kahlo…for her creative energy as an artist, a feminist and an enduring symbol of individual freedom. She became a leader of Mexican Modernism as her art is extremely personal and auto-biographical. Her visual storytelling combined her everyday experiences with Mexican folk art and her world view. This view often embraced ambiguities, which included those of her husband, Diego Rivera.

Today, Frida Kahlo is an artistic and social icon.  Her personality and artistic presence reinforces the activism of feminism and individual freedoms then and now.   At GALLERY M her influence is found in contemporary artists including Albert Watson and Alex Cao, represented exclusively in the Rocky Mountain Region by GALLERY M.