Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up ~ $50 Special Price $40

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Claire Wilcox, Editor, Circe Henestrosa, Editor

Frida Kahlo (1907–1954), as an artist and a woman, has a unique international appeal. Her instantly recognizable work draws extensively on her life and her extraordinarily personal reflections upon it.

In 1954, following her death, Frida Kahlo's possessions were locked away in the Casa Azul (Blue House) in Mexico City, her lifelong home. In 2004 - half a century later - her collection of clothing, jewelry, cosmetics and other personal items was discovered.

Through this incredible archive, Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up gives readers a unique window into Kahlo’s life. It will focus on the personal, combining her prosthetics, jewelry, and clothes with self-portraits, diary entries, and letters to build an intimate portrait of the artist through her possessions, setting this in the context of her political and social beliefs.

Exceptional book design with vivid color images and inserts that highlight jewelry and other personal items. This is a book experience to savor over the years.

Hardcover book

Victoria & Albert Museum Publications, 2018