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Frida’s Plaster Corset with a Hammer and Sickle (and Unborn Baby) - Frida Kahlo
Frida’s Plaster Corset with a Hammer and Sickle (and Unborn Baby)

Frida Kahlo

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ABOUT

Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, located in two spaces in Antwerp, stands for entrepreneurship in art. By participating in several art fairs and organizing various exhibitions, the gallery focuses on representing artists in a strong international context. Moving away from a conventional competition-minded gallery model, Sofie Van de Velde’s philosophy is one of collaboration: of shared opportunities and networks. As a result of her experience, Sofie Van de Velde is able to create connection and uncover relationships between between modern and contemporary artworks.

Founded : 2013

Associations
FEAGA (The Federation of European Art Galleries Association), BUP (Belgische moderne en hedendaagse kunstgaleries)

Fairs
Art Brussels, ART Cologne, Art Düsseldorf, Art on Paper Brussels, Art Rotterdam, Vienna Contemporary,

CONTACT

Antwerp

Antwerp

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      Groen Kwartier

      Lange Leemstraat 262 BE-2018 Antwerp

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VIDEOS

  • BRAFA 2019 showstopper: Frida Kahlo corset presented by Gallery Sophie van de Velde

    The international BRAFA Art Fair 2019 is thrilled to welcome new exhibitor Gallery Sophie van de Velde (26 January - 3 February). The gallery makes quite an entrance at Tour & Taxis Brussels, presenting an outright eye-catcher at their booth 18d: Frida Kahlo's 'Life and Pain in Plaster Corset with a Hammer and Sickle'. Frida’s Plaster Corset with a Hammer and Sickle tells a fascinating, multi-faceted story, a story of a painful life lived undefeated, a life lost and a chapter of history. Painted by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), it is a tridimensional piece that alludes to the broken state of her body, while offering social commentary on events both historical and personal. The painting includes metaphors for the baby she lost, as well as the Communist Party and the Revolution, Frida’s “only real reason to live.” Frida Kahlo is a remarkable woman who is remembered for her personal struggle and extraordinary life as much as for her vibrant and intimate artwork. Plagued by illness since youth, she suffered a near-fatal bus accident at age 18 that damaged her spinal column and fractured her pelvis, confining her to bed for months and leaving her with lifelong complications. Frida’s Plaster Corset with a Hammer and Sickle was used by Frida during her confinement at the Hospital Ingles in 1950 after surgery. The color has faded from regular wear and tear, but Frida's bodily imprint is clearly visible on the inside, showing her belly button and breasts, along with dirt caused by sweat and months of wear. Painting the corset after the plaster was applied to her body, she used a mirror to see her drawing whilst prostrated in bed. BRAFA Art Fair 2019: 26 January - 3 February, Tour & Taxis Brussels.

VIRTUAL TOUR

NEWS

  • Frida’s plaster corset with a hammer and sickle (and unborn baby), circa 1950
    Frida Kahlo (Coyoacán, 1907-1954)
    Dry plaster and mixed media
    56 cm hip x 44 cm waist x 52 cm chest x 42 cm h...

    11/01/19

    Gallery Sofie Van de Velde - Highlight

    Frida’s plaster corset with a hammer and sickle (and unborn baby), circa 1950
    Frida Kahlo (Coyoacán, 1907-1954)
    Dry plaster and mixed media
    56 cm hip x 44 cm waist x 52 cm chest x 42 cm h...

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