Nan Goldin refused to stage a retrospective with the Tate group unless they declined a 1 million dollar donation coming from the Sackler Foundation. The donation was cancelled, but the fight against the opioid epidemic isn’t stopping anytime soon.
Frida Kahlo has become a symbol of female emancipation and empowerment and rightfully so. She chose to deal with her misfortune by creating art instead of giving up.
Not to freak you out, but there seem to be worries about the painting’s safety. Losing a Da Vinci is a valid reason for an art world freak-out. We wouldn’t want a Mona Lisa drama next, would we?
Her canvases, big and expansive, filled with colours and female silhouettes, don’t feature male bodies. As the artist says herself, she wants her paintings to be about the female experience as a whole.