News archive 2000
Dec. 6, 2000 - THE GELMAN COLLECTION AT THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART |
Modern Masters of Mexico: Frida Kahlo · Diego Rivera · The Gelman Collection - October 8, 2000 - January 28, 2001
Jacques and Natasha Gelman assembled one of the most important collections of Mexican modernist paintings in private hands. Containing masterpieces by giants of Mexican modernism such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Rufino Tamayo, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Carlos Mérida, the collection reflects the personal tastes of the collectors and includes a number of portraits, both of the Gelmans and self-portraits of the artists. Most notable are a striking group of self-portraits by Frida Kahlo, whose poignantly beautiful paintings blend her emotions with traditional Mexican themes and surrealism. The collection also includes Rivera's 1915 Última Hora, an early experiment with cubism, and his Calla Lily Vendor, derived from one of his 1920s mural projects.
Dec. 3, 2000 - FRIDAMOVIE.COM |
The site Fridamovie, http://www.fridamovie.com, will give you the latest news about Salma Hayek's film "Frida Kahlo"
Dec. 1, 2000 - FRIDA & FRIDOMANIA |
Next 7th December in the Art Museum of the Americas, OAS, in Washington there will be the inauguration of an exhibition by the Colombian photographer Leo Matiz (1917-1998), that gathers together prints of Frida Kahlo that have never been published before.
From 7th Dec. 2000 to 4th March 2001
Leo Matiz Foundation
Oct. 4, 2000 - OTHER NEWS ABOUT LUIS VALDEZ' S FILM |
Here a link to get direct information from an interview to Luis Valdez:
Sept. 28, 2000 - INTERVIEW TO JENNIFER LOPEZ IN ITALY |
Jennifer Lopez at the Festival of the Cinema in Venice - Italy
Q: You are going to play in a film that could be the most important of your career, a film about Frida Kahlo, directed by Luis Valdez (La Bamba) and produced by Francis F. Coppola. All this happens contemporaneously to the production of another film dedicated to Frida, having Salma Hayek playing the role of the Mexican painter. It's a peculiar coincidence. Have you had the occasion to talk about it with Salma Hayek?
JL: No, I don't know her, we don't have a personal relationship. A lot of projects about Frida have been presented to Hollywood for 10 years. Finally, it is not an exclusive idea of Salma Hayek, even if she is a Mexican woman like Frida.
Q: Hiw did you come to think about a film about Frida?
JL: I have been talking with Luis about this character for years. Then Coppola has shown his interest in this project and things have began to move fastly. I'm extermely excited and in 5 years of study I have learned a lot about Frida. Certainly we have a very different physique, but I believe the essence of a person is more important to bring emotions into the screen. She was an incredible woman, dynamic, bisexual, politically active, there are so many things about her. I will have to make my eyebrows grow: they were her mark!
Taken from the Italian review Donna - Sept. 12, 2000
Sept. 27, 2000 - LATEST NEWS ON SALMA HAYEK'S MOVIE |
Salma Hayek will play Frida's role in the film titled "Frida Kahlo", currently in production, directed by Julie Taymor.
Writing credits: Rodrigo Garcia.
Credited cast overview:
Alfred Molina (Diego Rivera)
Antonio Banderas (David Siqueiros)
Edward Norton (Nelson Rockfeller)
Ashley Judd (Tina Modotti)
Taken from the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb) updated on Aug. 18, 2000
Sept. 1, 2000
domenica 3 settembre ore 21,30 - San Giuliano Terme
Il Teatro delle Donne-VIII Laboratorio presenta l'opera "Frida" di Valeria Moretti con Silvia Guidi e con la regia di Andrea Berti.
Dopo lo spettacolo incontro su DONNE E PITTURA con l'autrice VALERIA MORETTI e la pittrice RENATE REICHERT. In relazione allo spettacolo dal 25/08 al 3/09 verrà allestita presso l'edificio delle Terme la mostra di quadri di Renate Reichert dedicata a Frida Kahlo.
August 23, 2000 - WHEN THE ANNOUNCED MOVIE ABOUT FRIDA'S LIFE?
Now that whats-her-name Lopez and thingamejig Hayek have pulled out their claws after both signing onto projects of the same subject, the bets are on as to not only which makeup artist will be re-creating the face (or the monobrow, for that matter) of Frida Kahlo on them both, but rather which one of them will be winning awards for their performance. In their quest to portray Frida Kahlo, Mexico's most famous female artist, gossip has already commenced and rumors are running rampant over both actors being obsessed and ultra-sensitive in their approach to their respective projects, particularly due to the fact that both Madonna and Laura San Giacomo were turned down. The studios involved - United Artists (with Francis Ford Coppola said to be signed on as executive producer), and Miramax (tipped to have already acquired a well worthy script) are already locking horns on which one of them will be able to release the feature-length film first. The only question remaining is which actor will be playing Kahlo's husband, artist Diego Rivera. Sean "Puffy" Combs and Edward Norton are said to be avoiding the part.
taken from Fashion Net News
August 8, 2000 - WORLD RECORD SET FOR FRIDA KAHLO SELF-PORTRAIT|
NEW YORK - At a Sotheby's New York Auction sale of LATIN AMERICAN ART that took place 1st June 2000 with total sales reaching over $11.5 million from only 47 lots sold. This compelling self-portrait by Mexico's most celebrated female painter went for more than $US 5 million. The picture dated to 1929 was purchased by an unidentified private collector and the hammer price has set a new record for a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo.
Painted during her marriage to revolutionary Mexican muralist DIEGO RIVERA, the painting surpassed its pre-sale estimate by over $US1 million with the previous record set at Sothebys in 1995 of $3,192,500.
The stunning results of this auction sale clearly point to the rapid rise in the popularity of Latin American art which is a favourite of celebrity collectors such as MADONNA who was one of the first big names to develop a passion for the art of Frida Kahlo - could she be the mystery bidder for this one?
Image taken from http://www.artnewsroom.com/ArtNewsHeadlines-06/KahloRecord.html
article from La Jornada
July 30th, 2000 - NEWS FROM THE BOOKSHOP
Books published in the 2000 up to now
May 14th, 2000 - EXHIBITION OPENING AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF SAN DIEGO|
"Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Twentieth-Century Mexican Art" shows the masterpieces of 20th century Mexican art coming from the renowned Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. May 14 - September 4, 2000 - Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
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