Will we ever get tired of seeing artists immortalize the ever-iconic Frida Kahlo? Honestly, probably not. Just like the Mexican artist helped change the art world through her mix of art and activism, modern-day makers are finding new ways to honor her spirit by way of interesting mediums.
Now, we have a new way to see Frida, thanks to Chicano artist Ruben Dario Villa, whose Frida Kahlo portrait is made entirely of Chiclets. Yes, the gum. Made of 4,587 pieces of gum, this may actually be the tastiest Frida portrait we’ve ever seen.
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The piece was created for El Color Y El Dolor, an art show held at a gallery in San Francisco to commemorate Frida on what would have been her 110th birthday.
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The artist shared photos of his work on Instagram, saying,
“Such an amazing experience to have people trip out on your work and genuinely care about the method, time and inspiration behind #Frida4587#ChiclePop I’m home now and I feel like I got hit by a train while running a marathon and am going to bed. #graciasadios for my #passion and #creativity and for the road ahead. Humbled to be on a wall with some badass artists. Let’s see where this leads.”
Peekaboo, see you! Check out all 5,487 #chiclets of the finished #Frida5487 in SF starting tomorrow! #Chiclepopseries ChiclePop Series "Frida 5487" 4'x4' Chiclets on wood Showing at Puerto Alegre in #themission #sanfrancisco starting 6/26! #️⃣ frida #chicle #artepop #art #popart #cultura #chicana #latina #chicano #latino #arte #artshow #fineart #popculture #popart
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We don’t know if Ruben has plans to make more Chiclet art, but we’re crossing our fingers. This is a tasty trend we would love to see more of.