In less than two weeks the much-anticipated Frida Kahlo exhibit will open at the Tate Modern. We are sure that this has not escaped our readers attention as we have been inundated with newspaper coverage of all aspects of the exhibit; from the decision of the curators to not incorporate anything but the paintings, to the re-hashing of Kahlo's interesting life. It has been hard to miss - the press office at the Tate Modern is working overtime.
If you have managed to escape the coverage, a good article to read was in last week's Times. In addition, The Guardian had a great feature on her life last week as well and if that is not enough, go rent Frida (2002) with Salma Hayek from your local DVD store.
This retrospective on Kahlo's work is sure to draw lines so be sure to book ahead on the Tate Modern website. (This is the first time she has had a solo show in the UK) Kahlo runs from 9 June - 9 October so you can be sure that every tourist visiting our fine city will be lining up to see it. Londonist's recommendation: if you can, go on a Monday morning at the earliest available time slot, this will probably be your best opportunity to get an unobstructed view of Kahlo's paintings.
Frida Kahlo on at the Tate Modern, 9 June - 9 October 2005, £10 (£8 concessions) with guided tours running on Wednesdays and Fridays for an additional £5.