Frida Kahlo - making her self up / edited by Claire Wilcox & Circe Henestrosa.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: V&A Publishing,
ISBN: 9781851779604 9781851779604 (hbk.) :
Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 16th June-4th November, 2018.
In 1954, following her death, Frida Kahlo's possessions were locked away in the Casa Azul in Mexico City, her lifelong home. Half a century later, her collection of clothing, jewellery, cosmetics and other personal items was rediscovered. This title offers a fresh perspective on the life story of this extraordinary artist, whose charisma and entirely individual way of dressing made her one of the most photographed women of her time.
208 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 28 cm
Excellent book to accompany the V&A exhibition. I read this before going and it gave me more background before visiting so you do not feel rushed when visiting (very popular exhibition). There is some subtle you could not get from the book alone, so I would say it supplement rather than replace seeing the exhibition i.e. found it poignant reading the lipstick sealed letters to Murray.
Glasgow - old