Thursday, April 07, 2005

Treasure trove of Kahlo objects discovered

From the Associated Press: Four years after the death of famed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera turned their home into a public museum of her work and life. Now, in the first-ever exploration of the private spaces of the house/museum, researchers have stumbled across a treasure trove of unseen objects, including dozens of traditional Mexican dresses featured in Kahlo's paintings, original photographs by Kahlo's father, and a pair of earrings designed by Picasso, given to Kahlo as a gift. Museum officials expect to have the material sorted and ready to be seen by the public roughly a year from now.