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Frida Kahlo : retrospective /
exhibition concept by Helga Prignitz-Poda ; with essays by Peter von Becker . . . [et al.] ; edited by Martin-Gropius-Bau, Bank Austria Kunstforum
imprint
Munich ; New York : Prestel Verlag, c2010
description
255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 29 cm
ISBN
3791350102 (American museum edition), 9783791350103 (American museum edition)
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imprint
Munich ; New York : Prestel Verlag, c2010
isbn
3791350102 (American museum edition)
9783791350103 (American museum edition)
contents note
Acknowledgments -- Forewords / Consuelo Sáizar and Teresa Vicencio Álvarez -- Foreword / Ingried Brugger, Joachim Sartorius, and Gereon Sievernich -- Essays -- A small world that's become so big ... / Ingried Brugger -- The celestial love story and encoded ciphers in the work of Frida Kahlo / Helga Prignitz-Poda -- Any friend of Frida's is a friend of mine or, who collects Frida Kahlo's art? / Salomon Grinberg -- Frida Kahlo, poet on the letters, poems, and notebooks of a literary artist / Peter von Becker -- "Frida Icon": the authoritarian eye of Frida Kahlo / Florian Steininger -- Frida Kahlo: pain as life / Arnoldo Kraus -- Frida Kahlo: a gift-wrapped, anti-Stalinist bomb / Francisco Reyes Palma -- Frida Kahlo's human landscape / Jeanette Zwingenberger -- Catalog / with texts by Helga Prignitz-Poda, Florian Steininger, and Heike Eipeldauer -- The drawings / Helga Prignitz-Poda -- Photographs -- Photographs as witnesses: Frida Kahlo and photography / Cristina Kahlo -- Biographical timeline -- Works shown in the exhibition
general note
Published also 2010 in German with same title
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Apr. 30-Aug. 9, 2010, and Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, Sept. 1-Dec. 5, 2010
catalogue key
7336898
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 252)
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This companion volume to an ambitious retrospective holds a mirror up to the iconic artist whose work so strongly reflected her life. The life and work of Frida Kahlo were inextricably intertwined.
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The life & work of Frida Kahlo were inextricably intertwined. This monograph celebrates the artist while exploring the lesser-known aspects of her story. Reproductions of Kahlo's paintings are accompanied by a series of essays that explore the artist's private writings & the intense public interest in her life.
Main Description
The life and work of Frida Kahlo were inextricably intertwined. This beautiful monograph celebrates the artist while exploring the lesser-known aspects of her story. Reproductions of Kahlo¿s paintings are accompanied by a series of illuminating essays that explore the artist¿s private writings and the intense public interest in her life, the role of physical and mental suffering in the creative process, and the coded and double meanings hidden in so much of Kahlo¿s work. In addition, a photographic essay compiled by her grandniece, Cristina Kahlo, features images from the family¿s private collection. As an icon of female strength and suffering, Frida Kahlo has become something of an art world myth. This scholarly yet profoundly moving illustrated tribute to her life and work offers a measured perspective that rises above the noise of celebrity to discover the true artist and the truth of her art.
Main Description
This companion volume to an ambitious retrospective holds a mirror up to the iconic artist whose work so strongly reflected her life. The life and work of Frida Kahlo were inextricably intertwined. This beautiful monograph celebrates the artist while exploring the lesser-known aspects of her story. Reproductions of Kahlo's paintings are accompanied by a series of illuminating essays that explore the artist s private writings and the intense public interest in her life, the role of physical and mental suffering in the creative process, and the coded and double meanings hidden in so much of Kahlo s work. In addition, a photographic essay compiled by her grandniece, Cristina Kahlo, features images from the family's private collection. As an icon of female strength and suffering, Frida Kahlo has become something of an art world myth. This scholarly yet profoundly moving illustrated tribute to her life and work offers a measured perspective that rises above the noise of celebrity to discover the true artist and the truth of her art.

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