Exhibition of Frida Kahlo's personal letters

The exhibition will run from July 23 to November 8 at the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera.

(Photo: Germán Espinosa / EL UNIVERSAL)
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"Dear doc: I miss you very much. Diego says he will finish his fresco on November 20, and I am counting the days to get out of here. Tell me how are you and what you are doing. Tell me if you miss me."

These were some of the words that Frida Kahlo wrote on November 2, 1940 from New York to her doctor, friend and confessor Leo Eloesser.

This postcard and other letters are part of the exhibition "Ecos de tinta y papel de la intimidad de Frida Kahlo" (Echoes in ink and paper from the privacy of Frida Kahlo), that will run from July 23 to November 8 at the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

"I think learning more about her human side is a different way of appreciating the work of Frida Kahlo. She was a real person who had problems, joys, loved popular music and fought with her husband," like any other woman, said Cristina Kahlo Alcalá, niece of the famous Mexican painter and curator of the exhibition, that includes 85 objects, such as photos, drawings, stamps and letters written to her sisters María Luisa and Matilde; Nickolas Muray, a photographer with whom Frida had an affair and actress Dolores del Río, who was her close friend.

The objects come from the collections of the Frida Kahlo Museum, the Art Museum of Philadelphia, the Slim Foundation and the Philatelic Museum of Oaxaca.