PREVIEW: Graciela Iturbide in Season 7 of ART21 "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2014)

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September 24, 2014


In this preview from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7 episode, Investigation, artist Graciela Iturbide describes her approach to photography, as illustrated by her series, "Frida's Bathroom" (2005–06). Shown from La Casa Azul at Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City in 2013, the artist recalls photographing artist Frida Kahlo's bathroom after being granted permission by the director of Museo Frida Kahlo. "I am not a Frida maniac," says the artist. "Despite her suffering, she painted. And this is what I admire."

Season 7 of Art in the Twenty-First Century premieres Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings or contact your local PBS station), beginning with Investigation.