Frida Kahlo: The Complete Paintings (XXL Hardback)
An exquisite and inspiring volume, this XXL monograph combines all of Kahlo's 152 paintings with rarely seen photographs, diary pages, letters, and an illustrated biography If you are nearby, do come and see the display copy in the 1853 Gallery.
The book accesses 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 centre of her universe.
The large-format allows readers to admire Kahlo's paintings like never before, including unprecedentedly detailed 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.
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.
Hardcover, 29 x 39.5 cm, 5.42 kg, 624 pages