The New York Botanical Garden will recreate the world-famous garden of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The exhibit, entitled “Frida Kahlo’s Garden,” “will include not only rarely seen paintings by Kahlo but also a recreation of her studio and garden at Casa Azul in the Coyoacán neighborhood of Mexico City, where she lived for many years and where she died in 1954,” The New York Times reports.
The exhibit is highly anticipated, thanks to Kahlo’s penchant for vivid, colorful flowers. “I paint flowers so they will not die,” the painter famously said. True to her word, many of her paintings feature brightly-colored roots, tendrils, flowers, cactus fruit, and even watermelon. Over the years, Kahlo’s garden and paintings have inspired people all over the world. Bright flowers honor Kahlo’s legacy and easily help homeowners or renters stand apart from their neighbors.
This is not the first time The New York Botanical Garden has paid homage to artists whose works focus on nature. Past exhibits celebrated the pursuits of French impressionist Claude Monet and sculptural artist Henry Moore.
The exhibit, with its terra-cotta pots, lava rock paths, brightly-colored flowers, and Coyoacán street market opened on May 16. It will run until November 1.