Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and 20th Century Mexican Art: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

 

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and 20th Century Mexican Art: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, Jan 24 –April 27, 2003

Summary: The most renowned private collection of the 20th Century Mexican art.  Jacques Gelman (1909-1986) amassed his fortune by producing and distributing the films of the legendary Mexican comic actor, Mario Moreno “Cantinflas”.  His enormous success in the film industry enabled the Gelmans to pursue their passion of collecting fine works of art by some of the leading artists of their time.

Participating Artists: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Emilio Baz Viaud, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Leonora Carrington, Elena Climent, Miguel Covarrubias, Gabriel Figueroa, Gunther Gerzso, María Izquierdo, Agustín Lazo, Carlos Mérida, José Clemente Orozco, Carlos Orozco Romero, Jesús Reyes Ferreira, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Juan Soriano, Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo, Angel Zárraga, Nahum Zenil

Curator: Robert Littman

Organizing Institution: Vergel Foundation

Displayed at: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Main Gallery and Torres Gallery

Traveling exhibition venues: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; El Museo del Barrio, New York City, NY; and Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA.

*Exhibition catalogue published by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

Friday, January 24, 2003 to Sunday, April 27, 2003