Related Objects
Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 1st Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 1st Floor; Office 1117

Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States, 1932

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.56.7
Artist:
Frida Kahlo
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Reproduction Print
Date:
circa 2015
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11 in Width: 14 in
Description:
Frida Kahlo in a pink dress with a city skyline and pipe works to her left and a ruined temple with a sun and moon looking down at it.
Historical Context:
In this painting, Frida Kahlo expresses her where her heart belongs. At that time it was painted, Diego Rivera was working on the mural for Detroit Institute of Arts, but Frida was longing for her hometown in Mexico as she portrays herself holding a small Mexican flag, which is a symbol of her loyalty to her home country. Frida is also standing on a boundary stone which marked the border between the United States and Mexico. It was engraved "Carmen Rivera painted her portrait in 1932." She used her Christian first name and her husband's last name.