"I don't give a shit what the world thinks. I was born a bitch, I was born a painter, I was born fucked. But I was happy in my way. You did not understand what I am. I am love. I am pleasure, I am essence, I am an idiot, I am an alcoholic, I am tenacious. I am; simply I am...You are a shit."
Although Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) penned these words in an unsent letter to her unfaithful husband, artist Diego Rivera, they allow us a peek into her soul. A paradox of empowerment and vulnerability, the Mexican-born surreal artist is an enigma, in addition to one of history's most influential artists.
Now, the world gets to see her like never before, and Miami has first dibs thanks to M+V Art and their collaboration with the Leo Matiz Foundation.