Cooper at Leo Carrillo State Beach. February 11th, 2017.

Frida Kahlo was born today in 1907. This work, Fulang-Chang and I, was included in her first major exhibition in New York in 1938. She later gave the painting to her close friend Mary Sklar, attaching a mirror to it so that, if Sklar chose, the two friends could be together. This work is currently on view in our Fifth Floor Painting and Sculpture galleries. 

[Frida Kahlo. Fulang-Chang and I. 1937 (assembled after 1939). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2015 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]


Mel is training her horse “View” for the steeplechase, during the shoot View would nudge her with his snout as a sign of affection, I hadn’t realised before this shoot how much like any other pet a horse could be like.