Andy Tuohy is the designer of this mug with female artists. Tuohy trained as a graphic designer and worked in publishing and advertising for many years before becoming a freelance artist and designer. His work includes subjects as diverse as modernist architecture, landscapes and seascapes. Each female artist on this mug is represented in Tuohy’s signature graphic style, containing touches of the work that has made these five artists’ influence and importance endure.
This fine bone china mug comes packed in a gift box.
Size: 8 x 9 cm (diameter x height)
Viva la Frida!
This mug is a part of the Drents Museum’s shop collection for the Viva la Frida! exhibition. This exhibition will present a unique combination of Kahlo’s art and personal objects, for which the Drents Museum is working together with Museo Dolores Olmedo and Museo Frida Kaho (formerly the Casa Azul or the Blue House) in Mexico City. A few works borrowed from other collections will complete Viva la Frida.
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is without doubt one of the best-known and most popular artists in the world. Her impressive works of art, turbulent life and unusual lifestyle turned her into a global icon and a cult figure. A devastating bus crash resulted in her suffering great pain and having to undergo numerous operations throughout her life. Her great love for art, her husband (artist Diego Rivera), and Mexico and its indigenous culture gave her the strength to carry on. She painted self-portraits interwoven with symbolism reflecting her private life. Many of her works were inspired by her tempestuous relationship with Rivera and her body. She broke all the taboos of her time and became a cult figure. Her art and lifestyle have inspired many other artists.
The exhibition will be on at the Drents Museum from 8 October 2021 to 27 March 2022.