(Header photo by Michael Key, Washington Blade)
D.C. Artist Lisa Marie Thalhammer will place posters of her Frida Kahlo drawing around Washington, D.C. on January, 25, 2019 as part of the Night of 1,000 Fridas.
Thalhammer is the co-founder of The D.C. Alley Museum in Blagden Alley where she has two murals. “Love” is quickly becoming an iconic piece in the city. In October, Washington Blade named her “best artist” for 2018.
Thalhammer considers artwork to be “socio-political” and is an outspoken feminist and activist for LGBTQ Rights. During the 2017 Women’s March, Thalhammer painted a 24-foot diameter parachute entitled “Strong Women: LOVE for All” and carried it through the streets of D.C. During that same year, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities commissioned “She Persists“, a large mural at 57 O St., N.W.
I’m excited to have Thalhammer on board and I can’t wait to see how she depicts the strength and power of Frida Kahlo! Oh, and you can sign up too.