The paintings on display are replicas of Kahlo’s work. They were commissioned from four Chinese artists who are not credited. Yet the the exhibit says, “This is the only exhibition worldwide where all of her paintings can be seen in one place. Some paintings, especially from Kahlo’s early years, have never before been seen.”
“To have a show entirely of copies and to promote it as all Frida Kahlo’s paintings together for the first time is completely dishonest,” he said.
The Kahlo exhibit is the masterpiece and passion of Dr. Mariella Remund and her partner Hans-Jürgen Gehrke. Neither of them has an arts background but together they’ve put 30 years into this project.
They conceived it, hired the Chinese artists and staked their life savings on it. Why?
“Because we are crazy,” Remund said.