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

January 24 – April 27, 2003

The most renowned private collection of 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. 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.

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

Main Gallery and Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery