Frida Kahlo: Photographs of Myself and Others comprises a cache of rare and never before-published materials from the Vicente Wolf Collection. Few artists have fully captured the public's imagination with the power of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. As an incomparable artist, political activist, and the wife of celebrated muralist Diego Rivera, Kahlo's life was alternately joyous and tragic. This astonishing collection brings together portraits of Kahlo by such luminaries as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Tina Modotti, Julien Levy, and Lucienne Bloch as well as snapshots of Frida and Diego at work and at home. Selections from the collection have been featured in the major exhibition, Frida Kahlo, organized by the Walker Art Center and later shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This book presents a fresh and captivating look at the iconic artist, her exuberant husband, and their coterie of famous friends.
A world-renowned interior designer, Vicente Wolf has been named one of the ten most influential designers in the United States by House Beautiful and has been inducted into the Designer Hall of Fame by Interior Design Magazine. Aside from his work as a designer, Wolf is also a collector of vintage photographs, a celebrated photographer, and the author of two previous books on his own design work and inspiration. Frida Kahlo: Photographs of Myself and Others is the first book to capture both his love of art history and his talents as a curator of vintage photography.