New York to recreate Frida Kahlo studio and garden

New York to recreate Frida Kahlo studio and garden

NEW YORK - Agence France-Presse
New York to recreate Frida Kahlo studio and garden

This image released by Sotheby's shows 'Portrait of Miriam Penansky,' an oil on canvas by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. AP Photo

The New York Botanical Garden will host an exhibition next year of work by late Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, recreating the her workspace and focusing on her interest in the plant world.

The show titled "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life" is scheduled to run from May 16 to November 1 and will emphasize the painter's "engagement with nature in her native country."       

The show will be the first solo exhibit of Kahlo's work in New York City in more than 25 years, the Bronx-based garden said in a statement.

It will feature a reimagining of Kahlo's "Casa Azul" studio and garden in Mexico City, the garden said. It will include more than a dozen paintings and drawings from the artist, who died in 1954 at age 47.

Kahlo was known for her self portraits and her depiction of the female form.

The life and work of Kahlo, who was married to Mexican artist Diego Rivera, has been the subject of several films including one in 2002 starring and co-produced by actress Salma Hayek.

Kahlo only received wide recognition for her work decades after her death. She is now considered among the most notable Latin American artists.