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Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings

Hardcover, 11.4 x 15.6 in., 11.91 lb, 624 pages
US$ 200
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Among the few women artists who have transcended art history, none had a meteoric rise quite like Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. One of the key figures in Mexican revolutionary modern art, she was also a pioneer of the politics of gender, sexuality, and feminism. This XXL monograph combines all of Kahlo’s 152 paintings with rarely seen photographs, diary pages, letters, and an illustrated biography.

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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 iconic image of 20th century art.

After an accident in her early youth, Frida became a painter of her own free will. 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 different aspects of modernism in Mexican and Latin American art. 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 City, 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
Hardcover, 11.4 x 15.6 in., 11.91 lb, 624 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-7420-4
Edition: English
ISBN 978-3-8365-8307-7
Edition: French
ISBN 978-3-8365-7419-8
Edition: Spanish

Customer reviews (20)

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

The definitive book on Frida Kahlo

Alex, October 27, 2021
The most comprehensive book on Frida Kahlo you will find, representing 30 years of research as well as including works by the artist that were once thought lost.

FINALLY a collection of some of the greatest art by this amazing artist

Michael, October 27, 2021
I have been waiting for a book like this forever. I came upon Frida Kahlo's work through the work of Diego Rivera. After the movie of her life came out the public finally recognized her as a major artist. TASCHEN has done a wonderful job of putting together her art in the volume. I knew they would do her justice as they did with the volume of Diego Rivera's murals (one of my favorite TASCHEN books and a masterpiece of publishing). Frida has received the same care in this volume.


David, October 27, 2021
Taschen has done it again with the publication of Frida Kahlo's The Complete Paintings. This is a significant contribution to the gathering of work in one place and places the work in the context of a full, creative life. Kudos!!!

Ein rundum schönes Buch

Karsten Meyer, October 27, 2021
Ich bin angenehm überrascht von der Fülle an Material und auch der Details. Es ist in meinen Augen ein umfassendes Werk, welches das Leben dieser vom Leid geprüften und doch so lebensbejahenden starken Künstlerpersönlichkeit sehr gut darstellt, es ist ja auch eine visuelle Kunst, die uns Frida Kahlo in ihren Bildern hinterlässt.


Ryan, October 27, 2021
Beautiful book! I’m so excited Frida Kahlo got the TASCHEN treatment. My wife is going to love it!
Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings
Frida Kahlo.
The Complete Paintings
US$ 200
Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings