Frida Kahlo Necklace, 2019
Hand painted acrylic, photograph, resin
Dimensions 170 x 130 mm
This necklace celebrates the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. (July 6, 1907 —July 13, 1954) Kahlo was best known for her uncompromising and brilliantly coloured self-portraits that deal with such themes as identity, the human body, and death. She is often identified as a Surrealist and is considered an icon for Mexican civil rights, the feminism movement and the LGBT movement. She is one of the most instantly recognisable artists and considered one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century.
Dublin born artist Ciarna Pham, who works under the name Kiki Na Art, is the creator of these unique pieces of handcrafted jewellery. The stunning one of a kind pieces are made for the individual and no two pieces are ever the same. To compliment the Desire exhibition at IMMA, Kiki Na Art has produced a collection of unique jewellery and wall pieces based on women artists in the museum collection.