Artist: Antonio Rael
This was painted for the 50th Anniversary of the passing of Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. It was in a group show at the Da Gallery in Pomona. It includes the positive objects from her tortured life: flowers, birds, jewelry, paint, a paint palette, butterflies and jewelry. The curtains represent the world as a stage. The tree of life has deep roots while the background shows the passing of time with day and night. The banner is a quote from the last words that Frida spoke, "I happily await the end and hope to never come back."
This painting is acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36" x 1", 2007.
About the Artist
Antonio Rael is a Los Angeles based Latino Artist. He is published in several Chicano and Mexican American art history books.
- He has created artwork for television including Showtime's Penny Dreadful City of Angels and Judging Amy on CBS.
- He has created cover artwork for Mariachi USA at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Day of the Dead Event,
- The Wall-Las Memorias Project, The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and LGBT Los Angeles Latin Pride.
- Most recently, he created a mural for RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Emmy Nomination on Melrose Avenue.
- His work is collected around the world and continues to create art with his signature Mexican-American style, iconography, imagery, bright colors and bold outlines.