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Title:
Frida Kahlo : her photos
Author:
Kahlo, Frida.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
México, D.F. : Editorial RM, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
522 pages : chiefly illustrations, portraits 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Influence of Frida Kahlo's maternal heritage / Mysterious father / Casa azul photographs / Broken body / Gelatin silver gossip / Years went by / A commitment to life
Genre:
ISBN:
9788492480753
Format :
Book

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When Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera asked the poet Carlos Pellicer to turn her family home, the fabled Blue House, into a museum. Pellicer selected some paintings, drawings, photographs, books and ceramics, maintaining the space just as Kahlo and Rivera had arranged it to live and work in. The rest of the objects, clothing, documents, drawings and letters, as well as over 6,000 photographs collected by Kahlo over the course of her life, were put away in bathrooms that had been converted into storerooms. This incredible trove remained hidden for more than half a century, until, just a few years ago, these storerooms and wardrobes were opened up. 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. 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.