Weeping Coconuts (Cocos gimientes)

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Weeping Coconuts (Cocos gimientes)

Mexico, 1951
Paintings
Oil on board
Frame: 14 × 16 3/4 × 2 1/2 in. (35.56 × 42.55 × 6.35 cm)
The Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art (M.2004.283.2)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

Known primarily for her haunting self-portraits, Frida Kahlo undertook still-life painting at the end of her life, when her health drastically deteriorated....
Known primarily for her haunting self-portraits, Frida Kahlo undertook still-life painting at the end of her life, when her health drastically deteriorated. In Weeping Coconuts (Cocos gimientes), the fruits undergo a disturbing anthropomorphic animation. Kahlo began to paint in 1925, while recovering from a streetcar accident that left her permanently disabled. She underwent more than thirty operations, and many of her approximately two hundred paintings explore her experiences with pain. They also chronicle her turbulent relationship with Diego Rivera, whom she married in 1929. Ilona Katzew, 2008
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Bibliography

  • Sileo, Diego, editor. Frida Kahlo: Beyond the Myth. Milan: Museo delle Culture, 2018.
  • Nieto, Margarita.  Mexican Masterpieces from the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997.
  • Sileo, Diego, editor. Frida Kahlo: Beyond the Myth. Milan: Museo delle Culture, 2018.
  • Nieto, Margarita.  Mexican Masterpieces from the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997.
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  New York: Thames and Hudson, 2003.
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