I bought this tray a few years ago when I went to a Frida Kahlo art exhibition. I remember I was both fascinated and bored of all self portrates. This was before I knew much about her.
Her art is like a long blog of her own life. In that sense she was before her time, before social media. With her paintings she has become a superstar, inspiring the fashion industry as well as women all over the world. The French Vogue published a picture of her already in 1939. Frida Kahlo once said:
‘People thought I was a Surrealist. That’s not right. I have never painted dreams. What I represented was my own reality.’
Her life story is full of love, infidelity, sickness, drama, miscarriages, happiness. She died in 1954 and is still a superstar.
Source: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera by Isabel Alcantara and Sandra Egnolff