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XXL books are a minimum 39 cm (15.4 in.)

Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings

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Frida Kahlo transcended art history like no woman artist before her. She was a key figure of Mexican revolutionary modern art and a pioneer of the politics of gender, sexuality, and feminism. This XXL monograph combines all of Kahlo’s 152 paintings with rare photos, diary pages, letters, and an illustrated biography.
Hardcover11.4 x 15.6 in.11.94 lb624 pages
“If you’re after a wow-factor gift for the art lover in your life, this coffee table book will tick all of the boxes and then some (if the shelves are strong enough!).”
The Independent
“Gives readers an insider view of one of art history’s most iconic painters.”
“The ultimate study of Kahlo’s work for her legion of admirers.”
“A truly comprehensive exploration of her life and work.”
Time Out
“A rare monograph as rich as any museum show.”
The Chicago Tribune
“Here is your own Kahlo museum.”
The Times
“A long overdue retrospective, this door-stopping volume brings together all 152 of Kahlo’s paintings, alongside personal artifacts including rarely seen photographs, diary excerpts, and letters.”
“A comprehensive survey of Kahlo’s life and work.”
The New York Times
“…contains some of the most elusive and rare paintings by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.”
“A magnificent monograph containing the largest study of the Mexican trailblazer’s work to date.”
Harper’s Bazaar
Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings bears the weight of Kahlo’s immense triumphs and struggles.”
Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings is a must-have.”
“An unprecedented glimpse into the historical haven of Kahlo.”
“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”
Frida Kahlo
“…brings together a wealth of [Kahlo’s] letters, diary entries, and photographs, along with vivid recreations of more than 150 of her paintings.”
“Allows readers to admire Frida Kahlo’s paintings like never before, including unprecedented detail shots and famous photographs.”
“… brings together the most extensive study of [Frida Kahlo’s] paintings to date.”
“…offers for the first time a comprehensive survey of her entire oeuvre.”
“A privileged glimpse into the private world of the legendary artist, including paintings that belong to private collections and are difficult for the general public to access.”
“Undoubtedly the most comprehensive publication on the artist to date.”
“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.”
Frida Kahlo
“There is an impressive authenticity in Frida’s visual metaphors. Looking at her paintings, we can say: this is true, this has been lived, suffered, and re-created.”
Octavio Paz, 1988
XXL books are a minimum 39 cm (15.4 in.)
Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings

Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings


Pain and Passion

The complete paintings of Frida Kahlo in an XXL edition

Among the few women artists who have transcended art history, none had a meteoric rise quite like Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–1954). Her unmistakable face, depicted in over fifty extraordinary self-portraits, has been admired by generations; along with hundreds of photographs taken by notable artists such as Edward Weston, Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Nickolas Muray, and Martin Munkácsi, they made Frida Kahlo an icon of 20th century art.

After an accident in her early youth, Frida became a painter. Her marriage to Diego Rivera in 1929 placed her at the forefront of an artistic scene not only in the cultural Renaissance of Mexico, but also in the United States. Her work garnered praise from the poet André Breton, who added the Mexican painter to the ranks of international surrealism and exhibited her work in Paris in 1939 to the admiration of Picasso, Kandinsky, and Duchamp.

We access the intimacy of Frida’s affections and passions through a selection of drawings, pages from her personal diary, letters, and an extensive illustrated biography featuring photos of Frida, Diego, and the Casa Azul, Frida’s home and the center of her universe.

This large-format XXL book allows readers to admire Frida Kahlos paintings like never before, including unprecedented detail shots and famous photographs. It presents pieces in private collections and reproduces works that were previously lost or have not been exhibited for more than 80 years, forming the most extensive study of Kahlos work and life to date.
The editor and author

Luis-Martín Lozano is an art historian specializing in the study of the creative processes of modernist artists in Mexico and Latin America. He is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship and has conducted extensive research on the work of both Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as well as publishing widely on both artists. Lozano was formerly the director of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico, and has been a guest curator for many art institutions in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and particularly in Mexico.

The contributing authors

Andrea Kettenmann studied art history in Göttingen and Hamburg before joining the art history department of the University of Hamburg. She has published widely on Frida Kahlo and has contributed to numerous exhibitions and catalogues. She works as a freelance art historian in Mexico City, where she has lived for many years.

Marina Vázquez Ramos is an art historian specializing in modern Mexican art. She works as a university professor, researcher, and exhibition curator, and has edited several publications in Mexico and abroad. She was deputy director general of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City and is now director of the Mario Vázquez Raña Library’s Photography Collection and Newspaper Archive.

Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings
Hardcover29 x 39.5 cm5.42 kg624 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-7419-8

Edition: Spanish

ISBN 978-3-8365-7420-4

Edition: English

ISBN 978-3-8365-8307-7

Edition: French
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92 Ratings

Beautifully Captivating

DT,October 29, 2021
This book arrives in a box that gets you excited before you even open it - the image of Frida in grand form on the outside. Then to open the box and see such a large and stunning book that is incredibly done, I was beyond thrilled with my purchase. The images are amazing and the words from the authors, profound. You can feel so much soul in this book. I found myself captivated while only a few pages in. This book pulls you into another universe of Frida. It is simply beautiful.

The ultimate book on Frida Kahlo

Daniel,October 28, 2021
This is the most complete book, a dream for every Frida Kahlo admirer. Great texts which deal with every aspect of her life and work, beautiful reproductions of her paintings... Great value for your money !

Kahlo (Full Stop)

Leo,October 28, 2021
This book needs no introduction as a follower of Kahlo who has a many books of Kahlo, this one trumps the lot!

Show stopper!

Nikolai,October 27, 2021
A beautiful big book featuring the most comprehensive work by Frida. A must for any Kahlo fan.

Excellent and important book-

Edgar,October 27, 2021
Delights aesthetically and helps with research and writing