Frida & Diego Mexico City Tour-Day 5 AM

We kicked-off the morning of our 5th and final day of the tour at the Diego and Frida Studios located in Colonial San Angel. In the early 1930’s, shortly after their marriage, Diego received several very lucrative commissions painting murals in Detroit, New York and San Francisco. It was during this period that he commissioned Juan O’Gorman, his friend, fellow artist and architect to design a residence for him and Frida to be built on a property he had purchased in Colonia San Angel. Its minimalist-functional design was in stark contrast to the neighborhood’s Spanish Colonial tradition. I cannot help but wonder if Diego and Frida reveled in the commotion and attention it created. Diego’s San Angel studio is immense, with beautiful floor to ceiling north facing windows. Diego died in the studio’s small adjacent bedroom in 1957 from cancer, three years after Frida passed away in Casa Azul.

collage estudios san angel


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