Frida Kahlo Exhibit
"In celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of Kahlo's birth, this major new monograph is published on the occasion of the 2007–08 traveling exhibition." I had the pleasure of visiting this exhibit last weekend and found it to be one of the best exhibition experiences I have ever had (and I am a museum curator.) This book gives you images of all of the art from the exhibit, plus more from Kahlo's oeuvre. Has a wonderful time line section that puts Kahlo's work into context.
If you haven't gone through your Frida Kahlo phase, then this is a great place to start, and if you have then you are in luck as this book is filled with Kahlo treasures from her family home, the fabled Blue House. Kahlo's pho... If you haven't gone through your Frida Kahlo phase, then this is a great place to start, and if you have then you are in luck as this book is filled with Kahlo treasures from her family home, the fabled Blue House. Kahlo's photograph collection was a major revelation among these finds, a testimony to the tastes and interests of the famous couple, not only through the images themselves but also through the telling annotations inscribed upon them. Photography had always been a part of Kahlo's life-her father Guillermo Kahlo was one of the great Mexican photographers at the beginning of the twentieth century-and her collection constitutes a roll call of great photographers: Man Ray, Brassai, Martin Munkacsi, Pierre Verger, George Hurrel, Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, Manuel and Lola Alvarez Bravo, Gisele Freund and many others, including Kahlo herself. It is likely that many of the unattributed photographs in the collection were taken by her, though we can only be sure of the few that she decided to sign in 1929. Frida Kahlo: Her Photos allows us to speculate about Kahlo's and Rivera's likes and dislikes, and to document their family origins; it supplies a thrilling and hugely significant addition to our knowledge of Kahlo's life and work.
50 influential women artists from the Renaissance to the Post-Modern era.