ARTIKA presents a never-before-seen glimpse into Frida Kahlo's private world.
These are her most personal and least-known creations. Her drawings tell us about her most intimate fantasies and her disappointments, about the milestones that marked her life and the dreams that fed her inspiration. ARTIKA presents, exclusively, the first and only book that compiles Frida Kahlo's drawings along with a comprehensive study of this area of the artist’s work.
ARTIKA’s 28th publication offers the opportunity to discover a cornerstone of Frida Kahlo's creativity, a medium she used to express herself in an entirely spontaneous, free way. It is also a change to dive into Kahlo’s world with the help of top experts on the artist’s work and life.
Frida Kahlo never intended for these pieces to be exhibited in public. Hence the major investigative work it took to compile this book: searching through a legacy scattered all over the world, in different institutions and private collections. Most of her drawings were lost after the artist's death in 1954 or are unaccounted for.
This is the first study that offers an in-depth analysis on this facet of the artists. Some 130 drawings are known to exist, including those chosen for this unique publication. It includes a Study Book and an Art Book with five preparatory sketches for oil paintings, thirteen self-portraits, three portraits of friends and lovers, twelve original drawings of fantasies and dreams and a still life full of sensuality. All this is supplemented with a folder that contains a large-format print and a spectacularly designed case-sculpture.
Some of the images compiled for The Dreams of Frida Kahlo create a space of their own that has not been reflected in other areas of her work. These are pieces that reveal Frida Kahlo's dreamlike world, populated by suggestive, ground-breaking images.
Frida Kahlo is world famous for her self-portraits. She is an icon of 20th-century art and a feminist symbol. We can now enter her private world through an exclusive and limited edition of only 2998 copies worldwide.