Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Detroit News Archives: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Arrive in Detroit, 1932

Photo: The Detroit News Archive - Permission to share granted by staff writer Louis Aguilar
The Detroit News Archives - Permission to share granted by staff writer Louis Aguilar
"In this 1932 Detroit News story of #DiegoRivera and#FridaKahlo arriving at Michigan Central Station, the female News reporter on the scene figures out the unknown-24-year-old Kahlo is as interesting as her famous husband. Reporter: Are you a painter,too? Kahlo: "Yes, the greatest in the world." - Shared with permission from The Detroit News and staff writer Louis Aguilar - Gracias Senor! — in Detroit, Michigan."

To celebrate the opening of the #Diego Rivera and #Frida Kahlo Art exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Art I'm sharing these gems from the #The Detroit News Archives with permission from staff writer Mr. Louis Aguilar.  The story is packed with the kind of information Historians love and I hope you can appreciate the Mexican Chic style of Frida Kahlo complete with Jadeite bling and plenty of youthful confidence.  Now to solve the mystery on the varied spelling of her name...Frieda (Given Birth, German Origin) , Freda (Referenced in the article and others),  and Frida (Formally changed to by the Artist and commonly knows as).  Any help out there?

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