Sunday, November 18, 2007

Pablo Picasso Earings

I've uploaded the video La Real Frida Kahlo to the blog from YouTube. Watching it I realised that I've never actually seen "live" footage of Frida. Notice in the closing sequence she is wearing the hand-shaped earings that Pablo Picasso gave her as a gift. Diego Rivera depicts here in these earings in his The Pan American Unity mural at the City College of San Francisco. She wears these same earings in Self Portrait Dedicated to Dr Eloesser 1940 (pictured right).

If you visit the Museo Frida Kahlo in Coyoacán, Mexico you can see one of these earings, discovered in a storage box in 2005, displayed in a glass case in her painting studio. If I recall correctly it is cracked - missing a finger.

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