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Tickets to the AGO's Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting go on Sale October 5

Experience the Highly Anticipated Exhibition With Art, Cuisine and Special Activities

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/01/12 --

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He painted for the people of Mexico. She painted to survive. Witness the romance and tragedy of the 20th-century art world's most dynamic couples, on display this fall at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), with Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting. Comprising 155 works including paintings and a selection of iconic photographs that document the enthralling lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, this highly anticipated exhibition will be on view from Oct. 20, 2012 until Jan. 20, 2013. Tickets go on sale this week.

"Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were, individually, among the most fascinating artists of the 20th century. This is the first presentation of their works together in Canada, which offers a different kind of experience," said Matthew Teitelbaum, AGO director and CEO. "The exhibition tells a compelling and timeless story, providing insight into their tumultuous relationship, their political beliefs and their shared passion for Mexico."

Tickets

Timed-entry tickets to this exhibition go on sale to the public Oct. 5, 2012, and previous ticket buyers can book tickets on Oct. 3 and 4, 2012. Regular-priced tickets range from $16.50 for youth visitors to $25 for adults. Admission is FREE for AGO Members and for children ages five and under. Tickets can be booked online by visiting www.ago.net/FridaDiego.

Curator

Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting is guest curated by Dot Tuer, a professor at OCAD University, writer and cultural historian. Tuer has published and curated extensively on the art of the Americas. She has received numerous awards, including Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants; Toronto Arts Awards; and curatorial writing awards from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.

Works

The exhibition, co-organized with the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, offers a rare opportunity to see the two artists' works presented together. It includes some of Kahlo's most iconic paintings and a significant range of Rivera's work.

Notable works by Kahlo include:


--  Hospital Henry Ford (Henry Ford Hospital), 1932, oil on metal; 
--  Autorretrato con monos (Self Portrait with Monkeys), 1943, oil on
    canvas; 
--  La columna rota (The Broken Column), 1944, oil on masonite; 
--  El Camion (The Bus), 1929, oil on canvas; 
--  Autorretrato con Pelo Corto (Self Portrait with Cropped Hair), 1940, oil
    on canvas; 
--  Autorretrato como tehuana (Diego en mi pensiamento) (Self portrait as a
    Tehuana (Diego on my mind)), 1943, oil on masonite.

Notable works by Rivera include:


--  La canoa enflorada (The Flowered Canoe), 1931, oil on canvas; 
--  Vendedora de alcatraces (Calla Lily Vendor), 1943, oil on masonite; 
--  El joven de la estilografica (Retrato de Best Maugard) (Young Man with a
    Pen (Portrait of Best Maugard)), 1914, oil on canvas; 
--  Retrato de Natasha Gelman (Portrait of Natasha Gelman), 1943, oil on
    canvas.

In addition, more than 60 photographs of the couple by prominent photographers such as Nickolas Muray and Lola Alvarez Bravo will be prominently featured, offering an intimate glimpse into the tumultuous and tender relationship of Kahlo and Rivera.

Mexican-inspired Cuisine

Continuing the Mexican theme, FRANK restaurant will offer an innovative series of Mexican-inspired prix-fixe menus designed by Yarymowich. Each week, beginning Oct. 20, 2012 and continuing through the exhibition's run, the restaurant will introduce a new and inspired three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menu. The following dining and exhibition packages will be available:


--  $65 ticket (including tax), including admission to the exhibition and a
    prix-fixe dinner  
    
--  $30 ticket (including tax), including admission to the exhibition and a
    voucher for cafeAGO 

To complement the Mexican-inspired menus, and as a nod to Kahlo and Rivera's well-known appreciation for tequila, FRANK has also created a special drinks menu offering new and classical takes on margaritas.

A popular hit of last summer's Picasso exhibition, the Galleria Italia Cafe returns with refreshments for visitors as they exit their tour through the lives of Kahlo and Rivera. Offering breathtaking views of the city, the bar will serve a variety of house-baked, Italian-inspired pastries including cannoli and tiramisu, in addition to a variety of coffees, teas and liqueurs.

shopAGO

ShopAGO celebrates the arrival of Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting with an exciting collection of contemporary designer objects, kitchen wares, food products and accessories inspired by and imported from Mexico. Canadian designer Rita D brings her line of Frida Kahlo-inspired jewelry exclusively to shopAGO. The iconic outdoor Acapulco chair, updated by Mexican designer Jorge Akele, makes its Canadian retail debut. Artisanal herbs, spiced chocolates from Cozumel and rare Mexican delicacies - including pickled cactus and mole sauce - will bring the tastes of Mexico alive.

ShopAGO will also offer a wide range of prints from the exhibition for purchase, including the large-format exhibition poster featuring Autorretrato conmo tehuana (Diego en mi pensamiento), 1943. Additionally, the AGO is pleased to present the 96-page soft cover publication Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, Paintings edited by Dot Tuer and Elliott King. Featuring full colour images of works in the exhibition, accompanied by numerous photographs, an essay on the artists' lives and politics and thematic texts, it is available for purchase at shopAG0 for $25. Visit shopAGO online or call 416-979-6610 for more information.

Sponsors, Supporters & Partners

Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting is co-organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and the Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City in association with The Vergel Foundation, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art and Galeria Arvil.

EXHIBITION SPONSOR: Scotiabank

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS: The AGO is grateful for special support from Gretchen & Donald Ross, and generous assistance from Scott & Krystyne Griffin and Valerie Greenfield & Hunter Thompson.

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER: The Globe and Mail

GOVERNMENT PARTNERS: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Government of Ontario

The exhibition is supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program / Avec l'appui du ministere du Patrimoine canadien par le biais du Programme d'Indemnisation pour les exposition itinerants au Canada.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Additional operating support is received from the City of Toronto, the Canada Council for the Arts and generous contributions from AGO members, donors and private-sector partners.

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