Kahlo created only one painting during her first few months in Detroit—a depiction of a July Fourth window display she saw while on a walk. The festive, patriotic scene perhaps provided some comfort for the homesick artist. She said of the display, “It was like Mexico, with the flower garlands and the papier-mâché figures!".


  • Title: Window Display on a Detroit Street
  • Creator: Frida Kahlo
  • Date Created: 1932
  • Provenance: Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Francisco and Fiorella Pérez Díaz
  • Rights: © 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust. Av. 5 de Mayo No. 2, Col. Centro, Del Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06000, Mexico, City. Reproducción autorizada por el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2018.

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