One paragraph reviews on art, movies, books, and pop culture by a know-nothing who knows it all

Thursday, June 15, 2006

When Frida Met Diego

The centerpiece of Nicole Eisenman's show at Leo Koenig gallery mixes the best of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The show, called "Progress: Real and Imagined," combines Frida's surrealist symbolism with Diego's epic murals. The work, however, seems solely Eisenman's rather than a ripoff of those two greats. Twisted birth scenes and women warriors populate one panel, while the other panel centers on the artist at work as the outside world swirls around her. Combined, the two panels span eight by 30 feet. Deep and dreamy. (Click on the image below to enlarge.) (Images via Leo Koenig gallery.)