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Mexican President Felipe Calderón Visits Frida Kahlo Exhibition at Martin Gropius Bau
Mexican President Felipe Calderon poses in front of the painting "Self-Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego on My Mind)" by Frida Kahlo during his visit to the Mexican painter's retrospective in Berlin May 3, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Peter.
BERLIN.- As part of the celebrations for the Mexican Independence Bicentennial and Revolution Centennial, President Felipe Calderón attended the exhibition entitled: Frida Kahlo Retrospective at the Martin Gropius, during his state visit to Berlin, Germany.

Accompanied by his wife Margarita Zavala and Foreign Affairs Secretary, Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, the Mexican president highlighted the importance of the art of this Mexican artist, whom he regarded as a link between Germany and Mexico.

"Frida is a universal Mexican, who has stopped being merely Mexican and has become a global artistic icon and a global icon of female strength."

"This irreplaceable woman loved throughout her life. She dearly loved people such as her father, Guillermo Kahlo, who was born in Germany," he said.

He said that this exhibition is proves that Mexican art continues to grow and reinforce the solid friendship linking these two nations.

President Calderón and his staff toured the museum halls displaying the Frida Kahlo Exhibition, inaugurated on April 29.

At the end of the tour, the President signed the distinguished visitors' book, where he wrote: "Congratulations on this exhibition on Frida, not only because of its roots, but because of her topicality in art, which is a link between Germany and Mexico."



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