Art Wars, Episode 3: Frida vs. Diego
When the creators of beautiful work fight, things can get ugly. Enter Art Wars, the show where we explore art history’s greatest rivalries in the words of the artists themselves.
The funny thing about rivalries is that many of them start out much more congenially. As The Persuaders once sang, “it’s a thin line between love and hate.”
In the case of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, the line between lover and rival was often blurred. The undisputed “power couple” of Mexican art, Frida and Diego (Fridago? Friego?) were divorced once, married twice, and carried out more extramarital affairs than we can count. But, in the end, they just couldn’t stay away from one another.
For more on Kahlo and Rivera’s decades-long love rollercoaster (thank you, Ohio Players), dig on the video above.