Sarah Cascone: Artnet

During her lifetime, Frida Kahlo had only one solo show in New York City, at Julien Levy Gallery in 1938. Now, more than 80 years later, the great Mexican artist will take her rightful place with what is sure to be one of the city’s biggest blockbusters of the year, the exhibition “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving” opening today at the Brooklyn Museum.

The show is an expanded version of “Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up,” a showcase of her never-before-seen personal garments and effects that ran through November at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. It’s the biggest Kahlo show in the US in a decade—and that includes the Dallas show that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for staging the largest-ever gathering of people in costume as the artist. …Read More

Pictured: Nickolas Muray, Frida Kahlo in blue satin blouse (1939). Photo ©Nickolas Muray Photo Archives.