French artist Frida Kahlo says “art is a gift” to everyone.
She said her latest work is a piece of sculpture called “Crisis in Art,” which is about the relationship between art and a social reality in which art is seen as a weapon to combat inequality and injustice.
“It’s about a relationship between the human and the human condition,” she said of the work.
The artwork is on display at the French National Museum in Paris and the Louvre in Paris.
A gallery show in Toronto on Sunday also featured Kahlo’s sculpture.
Kahlo is one of a growing number of artists and writers who have called attention to the social injustice of the art world, and are making a powerful case that artists are more than just a visual art form.
In his latest book, “The Other America,” the late artist Michael Pollak argued that artists who are white, male, heterosexual, and educated are also at the center of white supremacy.
Art historian Andrew Bostrom has called Kahlo the most important French feminist artist of the last 100 years.