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Frida Kahlo: de Young Exhibition Catalogue

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 gives readers a unique window into Kahlo’s life and serves as the official exhibition catalogue for Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving at the de Young in San Francisco. The catalogue focuses on the personal belongings of Frida Kahlo, showcasing her prosthetics, jewelry, and wardrobe 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 and her artistic output. Special de Young edition. Hardcover, 256 pages.

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    Perfect gift for Frida Kahlo lover

    Beautiful book of the exhibit. My god-daughter loved it.

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    Frida Kahlo

    Very happy to have this beautiful book from the exhibition. It will serve me well as a memento from the show

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    LOVE the Frida show catalog and SF edition!

    What more can I say? Thank you deyoung for bring Frida to SF!

    Ike N.
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    Frida Kahlo de Young Exhibition

    What a wonderful library table book to display and enjoy. I purchased several books for gifts to friends, They were so floored over the beautiful details and information about the great artist. The in depth beauty of her paintings are stellar. I thank you for bringing such fine photographs of Ms. Kahlo. I may buy more for friends and families.

    Merlin N.
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    Frida Kahlo

    The purchase was easy and the book was informative to read before going to the showing at the De Young

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    Thank you so much for your kind review!