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"The Complete Frida Kahlo," an exhibition of photographs of the Mexican painter and more than 123 replicas of her artwork, has been extended through March 9. Organizers say the show, which was supposed to close Sunday, will remain at San Diego's Liberty Station because of its popularity.

"Attendance [at] this exhibition continues to be strong, so we have decided to add an extra two months to our originally scheduled run," Martin Biallas, chief executive of exhibition producer Global Entertainment Properties 1, said in a statement.

The exhibition pairs photos of Kahlo with re-creations of her possessions, such as her bed and clothing. The art replicas were licensed by the Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust. The idea is to gather all of Kahlo's works and surroundings to present a total picture of the artist and her contributions to art.

Because many of her original artworks aren't allowed to leave Mexico, organizers created the replicas so all of her works could hang in one place and be seen in full.

The show opened Oct. 24, almost a week late because of shipping delays caused by the temporary U.S. government shutdown.

The show is open Wednesdays through Sundays at the historic Barracks 3 at the NTC Arts & Culture District in Liberty Station, 2765 Truxtun Road. Tickets cost $14.50 to $16.50 and may be purchased online.

Info: "The Complete Frida Kahlo," (619) 677-3101

Mary.Forgione@latimes.com
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