Saturday, November 3, 2007

Inspiration for this blog

In 2005 I had the opportunity to work with the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, UCSF Medical Center Dean's office, Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco , Museo Frida Kahlo, and Museo Dolores Olmedo in negotiating the restoration and loan of a pair of paintings "La Tortillera", painted in 1926 by Rivera and Kahlo's 1931 "Portrait of Dr. Leo Eloesser. The paintings were loaned to Museo Frida Kahlo for an exhibition exploring her friendship with Dr. Eloesser and was called The Three Friends.

I followed the paintings on their journey to the Museo de Frida Kahlo exhibition. It was an emotional exchange as it was Frida's painting's first visit to Mexico. The experience changed my life and she has become an inspiration to me and the creation of this blog is to share my passion with others who are interested in discovering Frida in San Francisco.

The paintings hang in lobby of San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center at 1001 Potrero Avenue (between 22nd St & 23rd St) in San Francisco.

Top left: Portrait of Dr. Eloesser by Frida Kahlo, 1931
Bottom right: La Tortillera by Diego Rivera, 1926

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