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Among the few women artists who have transcended art history, none had a meteoric rise quite like Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. One of the key figures in Mexican revolutionary modern art, she was also a pioneer of the politics of gender, sexuality, and feminism. This XXL monograph combines all of Kahlo’s 152 paintings with rarely seen photographs, diary pages, letters, and an illustrated biography.
"An unprecedented glimpse into the historical haven of Kahlo." —Vogue
"…offers for the first time a comprehensive survey of her entire oeuvre." —bbc.com
"Undoubtedly the most comprehensive publication on the artist to date." —hypebeast.com
"Allows readers to admire Frida Kahlo’s paintings like never before, including unprecedented detail shots and famous photographs" —creativeboom.com
"… brings together the most extensive study of [Frida Kahlo’s] paintings to date."—GRAZIA
"…brings together a wealth of [Kahlo’s] letters, diary entries, and photographs, along with vivid recreations of more than 150 of her paintings"—Vogue
"Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings is a must-have"—Vogue
After an accident in her early youth, Frida became a painter of her own free will. Her marriage to Diego Rivera in 1929 placed her at the forefront of an artistic scene not only in the cultural Renaissance of Mexico, but also in the United States. Her work garnered praise from the poet André Breton, who added the Mexican painter to the ranks of international surrealism and exhibited her work in Paris in 1939 to the admiration of Picasso, Kandinsky, and Duchamp.
We access the intimacy of Frida’s affections and passions through a selection of drawings, pages from her personal diary, letters, and an extensive illustrated biography featuring photos of Frida, Diego, and the Casa Azul, Frida’s home and the center of her universe.
This large-format XXL book allows readers to admire Frida Kahlo’s paintings like never before, including unprecedented detail shots and famous photographs. It presents pieces in private collections and reproduces works that were previously lost or have not been exhibited for more than 80 years, forming the most extensive study of Kahlo’s work and life to date.
Editor and Author: Luis-Martín Lozano is an art historian specializing in the study of different aspects of modernism in Mexican and Latin American art. He is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship and has conducted extensive research on the work of both Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as well as publishing widely on both artists. Lozano was formerly the director of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, and has been a guest curator for many art institutions in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and particularly in Mexico.
Contributing authors: Andrea Kettenmann, Marina Vázquez Ramos
ISBN : 978-3-8365-7420-4
Publisher : Taschen
Imprint : Artisan Division of Workman Publishing
Dimensions : 29 x 39.5 cm | 5.42 kg
Pages : 624
Bind : Hardcover
Comes in a unique, printed cardboard box for safe-keeping.