Frida Kahlo: Face to Face

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Prestel, 2010 - Art - 252 pages
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At once deeply personal and brilliantly perceptive, this dynamic reconsideration of the life and work of Frida Kahlo is curated by the prominent feminist artist Judy Chicago, who helped introduce American audiences to Kahlo's paintings. For decades Judy Chicago has worked tirelessly to ensure that women's artistic achievements become a permanent part of our cultural heritage. In this sumptuous, large format book, she turns her attention to the work of Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most revered female painters. In this volume Chicago, together with her collaborator, art historian Frances Borzello, has handpicked a selection of Kahlo's work, a hundred portraits that speak to the full spectrum of women's experience. The result is a fascinating conversation between two artistic icons, one that is further enhanced by a dialogue between Chicago and Borzello, an authority on women's portraiture. The book features each work on its own spread, facing commentary by Chicago and Borzello. Essays explore Kahlo's many facets: woman, artist, historical figure, and inspiration. Designed to evoke a Mexican retablo, or altarpiece, this volume reframes Frida Kahlo for a contemporary audience.

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Frida Kahlo: Face to Face

User Review  - Marianne Laino Sade - Book Verdict

Popular feminist artist Chicago shares her interpretation of this Mexican mega-artist with Borzello (Seeing Ourselves: Women's Self-Portraits). Two essays and nine chapters feature their short ... Read full review

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User Review  - April - Goodreads

Great photos of Frida's paintings. A little too much about Judy, but she also brings in other authors and artisits. I check it out from the library, so I'm reading it slowly. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Many consider Judy Chicago one of the most influential artists of the last fifty years. The impact of her work extends throughout the international art, feminist, literary communities -- and beyond. Her majestic 1979 installation The Dinner Party is recognized as a masterpiece of the twentieth century. Chicago has authored seven books including Through the Flower. Chicago lives with her husband, photographer Donald Woodman, and their numerous feline companions in Belen, New Mexico

Frances Borzello writes on the social history of art. She lives in London, England.

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