Frida Kahlo Comes To New York City

From the Frida Kahlo's New York series

Frida Kahlo’s New York
Exhibit on view: May 7 – June 7, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7th, 6-8pm
Mark Miller Gallery (92 Orchard Street)

The Mark Miller Gallery is pleased to present “Frida Kahlo’s New York” an exhibition by award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Felipe Galindo/Feggo, from May 7th through June 7th, 2015. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, May 7th, 6-8pm.

The exhibition features works on paper and sequential artworks from Felipe (Feggo) Galindo’s project “Frida Kahlo’s New York,” as well as preparatory drawings and storyboards for the animation in progress of the same title.

“Frida Kahlo’s New York” is inspired by Kahlo’s five visits to New York City in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and presents whimsical narratives featuring Kahlo in New York City, and scenes that imagine the impact that the Big Apple might have had on Frida’s art and life.

This project celebrates Frida Kahlo’s artistic vision, her passionate and complex life and the vitality of the City of New York in past and the present times.

“Frida Kahlo’s New York” presents a unique, humorous take on Frida Khalo and salutes the much anticipated exhibition “Frida Kahlo, Art, Garden Life” opening in mid May at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

About the artist:  Felipe Galindo creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animations, fine art and public art. His drawings have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Nickelodeon, Mad Magazine, Narrative, Barron’s, INXart and other publications worldwide.

For more info about the artist:

Check out the video below of Felipe Galindo talking about Freedom of expression and its challenges.

Related: Uptown Talk: Humorist Felipe Galindo blends the cultures of Mexico & Manhattan in his artwork | NY Daily News

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  • Jules
    May 12, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Great piece. Frida is my idol! I recently came across a beautiful video music that pays homage to her life. If you love Frida, you will love this… Enjoy and remember, “Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” – FK