I am so tempted to get on a plane and go see this--she is my favorite artist, and when there was an exhibit of her work at the SF MOMA in 2008 I went twice, it was so fabulous. As a consolation I will instead be seeing an exhibit of her wardrobe & personal items at the V&A in late August--locked away for 50 years and not seen outside Mexico until now.
don't know if you have ever heard this song about Frida Kahlo, by the late great Michael Marra, heard him doing this song live several times.
I had not heard this, thank you!
Christa, ready to discuss real estate yet?
James--I so wish I was in a position to buy a flat in Budapest! I often check the listings on the site you sent me a while ago just for the heck of it. Being a single homeowner in the SF bay area is hard enough for now.
christa, Budapest is cheaper than SF .... move.... Actually, if you leverage the public transportation and don't mind an un-renovated area, you can still find something under $75,000.
Christa - thanks for the tip about the V&A exhibit! I'll be in London in mid-September, and hadn't known about this.
For anyone else interested, it's in London until November 4, 2018. Here's the link: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/frida-kahlo-making-her-self-up
I was dithering over booking the London trip and then I googled events in London and saw that and decided it was a sign I couldn’t ignore.
Thanks to your post we saw the exhibit 2 weeks ago - very strong. Large crowds. Fortunately, we reserved tickets with a time slot on line and were able to walk right in. Thanks for posting!
Don--so glad you got to see it! The National Gallery does get some great special exhibits--a couple of years ago I saw Man Ray and another year Picasso.
James - I have a client who just sold a home in Monterey California. She is in Serbia now, as her mom passed away recently - she will likely buy a flat in Budapest.
Ironically, I have another client who bought a flat in Budapest and may want to sell - he may have sold it?
is it better to boo a ticket in advance?
christa, I know someone who has an Atomic Blast Shelter for sale in the heart of Budapest. It's a handymans special. The ceiling is a little low and it's kind of damp but at €12,750 it's the best bargain around!
Romianeesh: Yes, the Frida Kahlo exhibit is selling out days in advance. I actually didn't book soon enough, and missed my chance to see it.
Some nights they seem to be offering late hours (later than the rest of the museum), and these are not selling out as quickly. But if you want to see this exhibit, definitely book NOW!
Peter--that's an interesting idea...it may come to that, who knows?!
Any time I am intrigued by a special exhibit and see that it requires a separate entry ticket/reserved time slot I always buy my ticket in advance and plan the rest of my day around it--usually choose a morning slot. Frida's work is so powerful and not often exhibited that it would be a shame to miss it--the V&A exhibit of her personal items that I just saw in London in August was incredible. I expect it will come to San Francisco and I will see it again there.