Her amazing ability to create powerful works overflowing with vitality in spite of the suffering of her broken body is a source of inspiration that has captivated and absorbed a growing audience of different ages and origins.
(1907-1954) Even as a child, she had a rebellious, stubborn streak that challenged the idea of how a girl should look, a foundation on which she would build her own vision of art as a means of expressing her inner world. Like Rembrandt and Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo tells her life story through her paintings, which mark milestones like the tragic accident she suffered at 18, her marriage to artist Diego Rivera, and her affairs and heartbreaks.
Frida Kahlo attended her first and only solo exhibition in Mexico in 1953. On bed rest after an operation, she made an incredible entrance by arriving in an ambulance and died shortly afterwards. She could never have imagined that she would become a global art and feminist icon.
Her paintings include Henry Ford Hospital (1932), The Two Fridas (1939), Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940) and The Broken Column (1944).
Los sueños de Frida Kahlo
ARTIKA invites you to discover The Dreams of Frida Kahlo, an artist’s book that showcases the powerful personality and undisputed talent of the Mexican painter, a cultural symbol and universal icon.
For the first time ever, this edition brings the opportunity to enjoy all of Frida Kahlo's existing drawings in a unique and unrepeatable publication. To this end, painstaking research and investigation have been required, since most of the drawings disappeared after the artist’s deaths or fell into oblivion in often-inaccessible private collections and several museums.
The Art Book offers a selection of 34 drawings, reproduced in their original size and supplemented by quotes directly from Frida’s diary.
The Art Folder contains a reproduction of a large sepia print, El pájaro nalgón (1946), a spectacular and enigmatic mosaic from the period of Frida Kahlo's affair with José Bartolí.
The Study Book, illustrated with nearly 100 drawings, offers the first analysis of Frida Kahlo's work by the world's most renowned experts on the artist. Helga Prignitz-Poda, co-author of the catalogue raisonné on Frida's works, art historian and exhibition curator, analyses the Mexican painter's work in depth. The study is rounded out by Juan Rafael Coronel Rivera, journalist, poet, and grandson of Diego Rivera, and María del Sol Argüelles San Millán, director of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Home Studio Museum, who explore Kahlo at her most intimate.
The Sculpture Case showcases the Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940), which is revealed behind a veil of leaves in die-cut wood. Frida's intense gaze invites you to delve into her most personal works and the least-known facet of her art. The interior of the case reveals the artist’s hidden face as well as her most private world.
This is an exceptional opportunity to intimately discover the suggestive fragility of Kahlo’s dreams, the extraordinary strength of her art, and her passionate personal life.