Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up (Hardcover)

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up By Claire Wilcox (Editor), Circe Henestrosa (Editor) Cover Image
By Claire Wilcox (Editor), Circe Henestrosa (Editor)
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Claire Wilcox and Circe Henestrosa’s Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up presents a unique window into the artist’s life.
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.
On Kahlo’s death, her husband, Diego Rivera (1886–1957), ordered that her most private possessions be locked away until 15 years after his death. The bathroom in which her belongings were stored in fact remained unopened until 2004. Through this incredible archive, Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up focuses 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.


About the Author

Claire Wilcox is senior curator of the Furniture, Textiles, and Fashion department at the Victoria and Albert Museum and lecturer at the London College of Fashion.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781851779604
ISBN-10: 1851779604
Publisher: V & A Publishing
Publication Date: July 24th, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English